Monthly Archives: July 2009

On Being A Good Mother

By Melodee I sometimes hear mothers proclaim with great confidence, “I am a great mother!” This is often in tandem with a complaint about a mother-in-law’s meddling ways and criticisms, but still. There are women–mothers–who absolutely know that they are doing a fabulous job. I am not one of them. I worry. A lot. About…

Creating a Blogging Community

By Cassie Aiden started swimming lessons this week. I love taking him to classes and lessons of all sorts. Getting him all dressed up, doing my hair, feeling like a real mom. Wearing pearls and watching my son jump into the pool. Laughing with other mothers over coffee and making connections. I showed up to swimming…

A Dose of Humor – Citizens of the World

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can…

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor

By Beck It is – despite the chilly mid-April temperatures and the monsoon rains – summer and the local young people are enjoying their freedom. Primarily, they are enjoying running drunkenly by my house in the middle of the night and waking me up with their loud, happy voices, and in the morning I wake…

You Think That’s Funny?

By Kelly My daughter started giggling before she started speaking. “Mom, remember in that movie about the dogs and the cat trying to get home [“Homeward Bound” for  the uninitiated] when the cat said, ‘Oh, you missed me butt-face.’ That was so funny, wasn’t it?” Um. Yeah. I guess there’s a certain je ne sais…

You Should See Me in a Pirate’s Hat

By Veronica There are many things I do not understand about fashion. I do not understand why a headband is uncool, but using sunglasses as a headband is cool. I do not even understand what word we’re supposed to use now instead of cool. But I do understand that moms do not need to bow…

A Mother’s Eulogy.

By Megan I always lamented not having a chance to really know Al’s mother. Although I did spend many hours in her quiet, restful company, she’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years before Al and I married, and by the time we met, she was very ill. I do feel blessed I got to…

I was a praying child, but I never prayed for that

By Gretchen From the ages of 9 to 13, I read Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret about a dozen times. I read a lot of the girlhood classics during those years, but kept returning to the bizarre world of the Four Pubescents of the Apocalypse. Maybe I was trying to grasp their motivations?…

A Dose of Humor – Housewife Royalty

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can…

Wistful With A Dash Of Computer Problems

By Beck My computer is DYING – I can’t presume that I’ll have more than a few seconds on it before it suddenly flutters off, which makes writing on it more exciting than usual. So while I’m practising my karate kicking on my computer, please enjoy this post from two summers ago. From some of…