Tag Archives: parenting

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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Mirror Image

As I was pulling out of the driveway this morning on my way to the store, I saw my neighbors outside with their youngest child, a little boy who is three. They are my neighbors with the three children who … Continue reading

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Exhaustion

I am exhausted.  Totally.  Maybe it was staying up to midnight and beyond every night when my usual bedtime is 9:30.  But when you get to spend a week with your daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters having an X-Men marathon, binging … Continue reading

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Tested by Fire

We did not get to see our brand new great-nephew this past weekend because he had to go back to the hospital to be put under the bilirubin lights for a case of newborn jaundice, a common occurrence, but nonetheless … Continue reading

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Life Has a Way of Repeating Itself

My daughter, Emily Okaty Wilson, has a blog on WordPress entitled My Pajama Days. Many of her posts are about the joys of being a parent, but she also writes about the trials and tribulations parenting brings. My oldest granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Playing to Lose

I had a friend over for my birthday last week. She usually comes over on Thursday afternoons, and last Thursday just happened to be my birthday, so we didn’t change anything. I love this friend dearly, but she can be … Continue reading

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Yes, Some of Us Survived Without Hi-Tech Toys

Since hi-tech gadgets have become commonplace and affordable, children expect to see the newest ones under the Christmas tree. Parents can’t keep up with the pace of technology. Your child’s old iPod doesn’t have the capability of playing some of … Continue reading

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