Category Archives: Parenting

Ten Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

I came across this piece of paper while cleaning out a drawer recently.  I don’t remember where it came from.  When I read this list, my first thought was wow…. Are there really people who say these things to children?   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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When Having Candid Conversations With Your Kids About Sex Isn’t Always Easy

This post is in response to the WordPress daily one-word prompt: Candid Warning: This is a candid post that contains some sexual content! I always say my kids lost their sweet innocence of childhood when they went to Middle School. … Continue reading

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Still Learning to Let Go

My “children” are both grown (in their mid 20s).  They’ve graduated from college, found jobs, and are supporting themselves.  They both live in different cities in a neighboring state and granted they are just a few driving hours away, I … Continue reading

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Sending Happy 25th Birthday Wishes To You, Son, with Much Love

Dear Son, How can a mother ever forget the day that her first child, a son, is born?  You came into the world 25 years ago today at 2:18 pm.  I can hardly believe it’s been 25 years.  But I … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Part-Time Helicopter Parent

I first heard the term “helicopter parent” four years ago when I went to my oldest son’s college parent orientation.  For those of you who may be naïve like me and don’t know what a helicopter parent is, it is … Continue reading

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