Attitude and Effort

Last week I posted a quote by Billy Cox – a motivational speaker – on Facebook that read, “The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort.” As I’ve contemplated this piece of advice, it has occurred to me that most of us are a bunch of […]


Okay, you know you are getting a revolting phone call when you hear the school nurse start the conversation with, “Meg, I’m so sorry that I have to tell you this….” WA, WA, WA…WHAT did you say?!? Chase has lice. Uh…so does Jake. Crap. Well, the good news is…hm…there is no good news here.  Sigh. […]

Responding to Correction

Discipline stinks!  Yep, I said it!  I wish I felt differently, but I just don’t.  Sigh. Regardless of whether you pronounce a word wrong or if you are being scolded for misbehaving – humans tend to respond poorly to correction. I wonder why that is.  We all usually say we want to be the best […]

Mommy, I don’t feel good…

Last Thursday I received the first call of the year from Jake’s school nurse informing me that he did not feel good.  WHAT?!?!?!  Not already!!!  Man, oh man!! It was to my ENORMOUS relief that Jake suffered from swimmer’s ear and not the dreaded…VIRUS! Not that I was ecstatic that Jake had ANY ailment, but […]

The Pains of Change

Last week I had a meltdown.   I mean a complete break from reality where I fell to my knees and bawled my eyes out for an hour.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…you’d better watch out! Strangely, I woke up that particular morning feeling a heaviness and gloominess I just couldn’t shake.  It wasn’t until […]

Ants in My Pants

Is it summertime, yet? I seem to be getting antsy for the lazy days of summer, vacationing with friends and family, reading some good books and resting from the hectic schedule of everyday life. What’s funny is that as I’m looking at my list of items to do over the summer…the calendar looks as busy […]


O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E.  Just the word ‘obedience’ sounds like a drag.  And I bet it makes you think of giving up something you like, but know is not good for you.  Or that you’ll be lacking in the fun area of life.  Sure sounds like that to me! Hold on a second!  As a parent, don’t I […]