peace, love and homeschooling

Like putting sore, tired feet in front of the fire, homeschooling has brought peace and rejuvenation to our hearts and to our household. And sleep!  Ahhhh, did I mention sleep?  We were running on caffeine and fumes for far too long, and this past winter I finally saw the light. We had a cold evening... Continue Reading →

pull the plug on porn

I put this letter in the mail today and hope to hear back. Dear Mr. Allen Smith, My husband and I have had the great  privilege of staying at several of your amazing hotels.  We think the Four Seasons are the most luxurious resorts on the planet. His company often uses your properties as the... Continue Reading →

homesick at home

I once read that you start saying goodbye to your child the moment you give birth. Trusting another to watch them for an hour, the first time they crawl, their first steps, the first day of pre-school, start of kindergarten, first time sleeping away from home - on and on the goodbyes go. The initial... Continue Reading →

the affair

I'm having an affair.  I should feel very, very guilty . . but I don't.  He's a married father of three.  I'm also married with three children.  I happen to know his children very well.  In fact, I've known his wife my whole life.  She is me, I am her.  I'm having an affair with... Continue Reading →

just go to bed angry

Craig and I locked hands during the ceremony and were touched to see Brett and Collin serve as ushers, and Brett walk Craig's sister, the mother of the bride, down the aisle to her seat in front. Marina soaked in every second and loved seeing the bride appear with her adoring dad by her side. ... Continue Reading →

these kind of days

I awoke to the alarm this morning, my heart pounding at 5:30 am, with a list of things to accomplish running through my brain. Dentist appointment first thing, then dress and gift selecting, grocery shopping, bathroom cleaning ... send a card, finish emails and messages, bring a meal to a new mom - my self-imposed... Continue Reading →

where it all began

It began in the spring of 1985.  Actually, let me back up.  It began specifically at 12:30 a.m. on Dec.26, 1984, the first time Craig and I said "I love you" to one another.  I was a month over seventeen, a senior in high school, and Craig had just turned nineteen the week before, a... Continue Reading →

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