Adventure in the In-Law Journey

In-laws often get a bad rap, and some deservedly so. Some in-laws are way too involved in their adult children’s lives. Some make rude comments or give unwanted opinions. Some reject the son or daughter-in-law outright and create a family rift. Some see only the weaknesses of their adult child’s spouse and treat them with […]

A Life Lived Well

We recently celebrated my mother’s 90th birthday with a big party, a week at a cottage on the St. Lawrence River, and many hours of laughter and reminiscing. She is an example of a life lived well. It hasn’t been an easy life for her. She grew up as a poor farm girl where the […]

Joy in Parenting

My son’s birthday is today, and I rejoice in the gift of his life and the blessing of being his mom. He’s a busy man, managing three restaurants and making his way in this world. He loves to fish and camp and enjoy the great Colorado outdoors, but he always finds time to connect with […]

Celebrating Motherhood

Sometimes it’s a challenge, at best, to really celebrate Mother’s Day. Like me, your kids may be away or your mother might be on the other side of the country. And that can bring a bit of sadness, even feeling sorry for yourself for a minute or two. It’s not so much fun when you […]