Make grandparents and extended family a part of your family life – How I Mom 2/30

Make grandparents and extended family a part of your family life – How I Mom 2/30

2/30 How I Mom: While your kids are growing up, make grandparents and great grandparents and extended family part of your lives.  –          –          –          –        –          –          –          – When my...
Just show up

Just show up

I was in the wedding of my dear college friend Meri 25 years ago, and when Meri and her husband Ray started their family, Meri’s mom Mona would stay at Meri’s house to help her.Mona would cook the meals, wash and dry and fold laundry, hold Meri’s new baby, just be...
Find your thing

Find your thing

My twins and youngest son and I attended my friend Kristi’s daughter’s last lacrosse game of her college career at George Fox University, where my twins are freshmen. I love looking for opportunities to see my boys on campus and it was fun to be able to combine it...
Tell them that you miss them

Tell them that you miss them

This past Monday, was my first day back in a month at West Linn High School where I regularly serve as a substitute teacher; for some subs, that may not be a huge deal, but I exclusively sub at West Linn; typically, I am at the school three to four days a week,...
Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World

Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World

My daughter left yesterday.  You’d think I’d get used to it. I don’t. When my daughter visits from across the ocean, we stop the busy-to-do-lifestyle life. We go to indie coffee shops and on long walks in the neighborhood and make sure we meet with friends. We bake...

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