not always a Hallmark card

Mothers day brings so many emotions to the table… it can be a joyous day but it can also be a day filled with bitter disappointment, hurt, searing pain and grief. Mothers day is not always the pretty Hallmark holiday that is plastered on every card or shown for weeks on Facebook videos. I thinkContinue reading “not always a Hallmark card”

Lessons for the CIA

It’s understandable really that motherhood is both a wonderful gift and at the same time, earth shattering in it’s blows to sleep, clean homes, personal hygiene,  cool tempers, patient attitudes, and general self esteem. We start out with a tiny little embryo that grows into a watermelon, stretching skin into impossible places that never properlyContinue reading “Lessons for the CIA”

Mothers with or without kids

There is something about Mothers day that I find particularly special, it’s not just because I am a Mom either. I have always thought of it as a special day because I have been blessed with a really wonderful friend in my own mother. However, the last few weeks I have been thinking about thoseContinue reading “Mothers with or without kids”

Terror in the Tubes

   On Thursday my Mom came for a visit, we took the boys to MC Donald’s playland for lunch. A friend had suggested a new one that I hadn’t known about which was much closer to where we were. We found a table in the playroom (no small feat!) and began to settleContinue reading “Terror in the Tubes”