Confessions of a Daughterless Mother
One wife and mother's take on life with three boys: noise, chaos, worry, smiles and a whole lotta love.
The Mother Tree

I have driven past this tree, walked and ran past this tree. I’ve ridden my bike and sat shot gun in the gator.  I’ve walked alone and I’ve walked with my boys past her. I’ve seen her out the window of a dozen different cars and I’ve noticed her a thousand different times. She didn’t […]

Posted: 07/26/18 4:35 PM

Years ago when I taught child birth education classes one of the last things I urged my young moms and dads to do was to be present in the process.  I told them I knew there were days that being pregnant frankly sucked – and that there were days the only positive or joyful thing […]

Posted: 07/12/18 4:14 PM
You Can Do Hard Things

The last few months have been a blur of last minute assignments, exams, baseball games, lacrosse playoffs, awards ceremonies, banquets, open houses, graduation! and life’s expectations. A few weeks ago while we were in the throws of the last week of senior year my ADHDer found himself under a pile of work he had to […]

Posted: 06/20/18 6:32 PM
Last Turn Home: Book Club Discussion Questions

I love books.  I love to read them (and re-read my favorites) and hold them in my hands. I have them squirreled away in several corners of my house – piles and stacks of my favorite collection of words.  

Posted: 04/23/18 8:44 PM
I Jumped

I’ve made no secret that the past two years have been difficult for me personally – concerns for my health, my family, my family’s health, and major life changes have all been placed in my path.  There were days I couldn’t see past the next minute, and some that I could stretch that focus to […]

Posted: 04/9/18 6:43 PM
What Parenting My ADHD Son Has Taught Me

When J was first diagnosed with ADHD I was relieved.  Finally, something to sink our teeth into. I believed with knowledge came power and we would now have the power to give him the tools to help him “fit” into the traditional school model.

Posted: 02/7/18 6:55 PM