Parenting | Writing

Kids Journal Entries

I love that my daughter’s teacher encourages her and the class to write and practice letters in journals.  It may only be Kindergarten but the instructor recognizes the importance of writing. The teacher doesn’t worry about the kids’ spelling at this age.  Why? Because some of the kids have no clue how to spell; in …

Poetry | Writing

Drifting

On occasion I write poetry…just whenever the mood or circumstance strikes me.   Some of the words are ignited by an event or moment.  Others come completely from some place inside me (and I truly don’t know why). If I am remembering correctly, this is one I wrote on a sleepless night.  I was in a …

Writing

No Response

I’ve been writing off and on since I was ten years old.  I entered my first writing contest in the fifth grade.  I wrote a poem about a friend dying (even though I had not experienced that yet).  I tied for first place with another girl.  (Sadly, that girl did die from cancer ten years …

Parenting

Volunteer Failure

My oldest daughter is in Kindergarten.  Her school recently had a spring carnival to raise money.  As usual with any PTA and school event, the flyers, notices and even phone calls came home. Volunteer your time!  Donate goods for our theme!  Purchase your tickets early! I will not pretend that I enjoy these things.  They …

Parenting

Conversations with my Kids: “Crazy”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “Crazy” I asked my six-year old to clean up her room and the room …

Fiction Writing

Seamless

This was a fictional short story I wrote for a contest in the Fall of 2013.  The topic could be on anything but it was urged to be about a woman or women.  The rules stated it had to be less than 800 words. I thought I’d share it here… ——————————————— Title: Seamless Meredith was …

Personal Growth

Feeling Down? Climb Up

Recently I was feeling overwhelmed, overworked and under-appreciated.   Blah, blah, blah.  I have a good life and I really shouldn’t complain, I know. Still despite my best efforts, I couldn’t shake these emotions of disappointment in myself.  Why was I letting life’s little problems get to me and take the best of me? I …

Parenting

Boobies, Magic Toilets and Womanhood

Below is a piece I submitted for the 2014 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.  I have been told by several people that my writing style is very similar to Erma’s.  I consider that a huge compliment as I believe she was a very gifted writer.  Also, I lived in Dayton, Ohio for a few years just …