Category Archives: parents


Last night, I watched Gary come in after driving an hour (each way) to cheer for Sunflower at her soccer game in Hickville.  As soon as he hit the front door, he grabbed his school books and his notes, and … Continue reading

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Stepfamily Sanctuary: Be a Good Ex

I just read this on Stepfamily Sanctuary today, though it was posted back in June of 2008, and I found myself nodding, groaning, and wanting to underline some things: What makes a good ex? I have a few ideas…1. A … Continue reading

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“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” — Dr. Haim Ginott “Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.” — Author Unknown “If there is anything … Continue reading

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The Folks

Last night, Gary and I sat on the porch in the dark, talking and laughing. It was good to hear him laugh; you really can’t miss Gary’s laugh. It’s infectious, and it’s as loud as mine. I don’t remember what … Continue reading

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