Tag Archives: mothers and daughters

These Shoes Were Made for Walkin’

Last week my mom and I were having a conversation about shoes.  My mom has always been a lover of shoes.  Not quite with Imelda Marcos exhuberance, but had Dad been a richer man, maybe a close rival. Because my … Continue reading

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Attention, Please!

My daughter is a very busy mom to three children.  I know it’s hard for her to find time to communicate, but I hadn’t heard from her in awhile, so I sent her this survey to get her attention: Dear Mrs. Wilson, You … Continue reading

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Never Leave Home Without Your Eyebrows

“Never leave home without your eyebrows” was one of the Mom-isms I learned at an early age from my mother.  Most moms struggle with their adolescent daughters about the make-up issue when girls, starting in middle school, think they are … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born

George and I have a routine we follow every time we drive up to Connecticut or Boston.  We stop at the Dunkin’ Donuts near our house and fill our thermoses with coffee before we drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge … Continue reading

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Sand Castles at the Edge of the Sea

Today is the last day of our summer vacation with my daughter and her family.  They come from Michigan for a week of beach time and family time once a year.  My husband takes the time off from his stressful … Continue reading

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Other People’s Children

I have been cleaning house, little by little, all week long, in preparation for my daughter and her family’s visit.  If you follow My Pajama Days, that would be Emily, DW, the Tortoise, 13, and the Hare, 9.  Plus Luna … Continue reading

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Why Do They Have to Change?

“Miss Susan, don’t you just love cleaning up?  I could work and work and work all day!” five-year-old C. said to me.  She was so cheery, I expected her to break out whistling like one of the Seven Dwarfs.  I … Continue reading

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