Category Archives: parenting

HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT

I’d like to say, that after 75 years of living, I am an example of what a good mother should be. I’d like to say that, but unfortunately I’d be lying.  Everything I did as a parent was merely by … Continue reading

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SURVIVING CHILDHOOD

My husband, as I mentioned in his story yesterday, lived above a funeral home.  In order to create a more ordinary environment for their children, his parents would take them to spend weekends at the family lake home.  It was a lovely … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS …

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”   Mark Twain When I was a girl of 13 or 14, I had the chance to spend the summer with my Aunt & Uncle.  Their home … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, HONEY!

When I first met the man I’d someday marry, I had a pretty good idea that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  He had a great sense of humor, confidence, he knew what he … Continue reading

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A PERFECT DAD?

This is my dad on his wedding day. This is a rerun today.  My sister will be arriving soon from Tennessee for a short visit and I’ll want to make the most of it.  This was posted on June 11, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU LISTENING?

As most of you know, I’m losing my hearing so I miss a lot of the conversations that go on around me.  I can’t really enjoy a television show, because it’s hard to determine the plot when you can’t hear … Continue reading

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WONDROUS WOMAN

Today being a woman (especially a mom) requires great courage.  Generations from the sixties and on have been hammered with thoughts that they must be strong role models for their children, work hard in the workplace and at home, bring home … Continue reading

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INDIANA KATHY

When I was growing up, I thought it would be so cool to be an archaeologist.  Imagine spending your workdays discovering unknown civilizations and peering into tombs of former kings. Later on in life, the Indiana Jones movies came out and … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

The old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.” always confused me as a teenager, especially when so much emphasis was placed on physical appearance. Young girls compare themselves by what they wear, how they fix their hair, what their teeth … Continue reading

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THROUGH OUR CHILDREN’S EYES

When children are young, they look to their parents as super heroes – men and women of steel – those who can make all their boo-boos better and dry their tears when they are hurting.  When they get older, the … Continue reading

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