Have you ever dropped to your knees with tears streaming down your face and whispered a prayer, "God, please help my child!" I'm not just talking about small children or teenagers I also include adult children. My mother is seventy-two, and she still prays for me. Her mother, my grandmother is … [Read more...] about When Parents Pray Till Their Knees Get Sore
Do you ever look at your surroundings and wish you had so much more. That was me... "Mom, can I have a quarter to go to the candy store?" "Cindy, I don't have a quarter. If I did, I would give it to you." I walked all the way to school steaming mad. I hated my life. We seemed to never have … [Read more...] about When Fame and Fortune Comes Before Family.
When my friend Linda and I were teenagers we would take the ten-minute walk uptown to a local restaurant and have coffee. Linda and I finished high school, and I went on to marry my sweetheart Vance, and have a large family. Linda moved from Wawa after high school and worked with people who had … [Read more...] about Be Fruitful and Multiply
Are you a young mom, who wonders how your children are going to survive your imperfect parenting? Have you been too hard on yourself and feel you're always messing up? Well, I'm here to give you hope since that was me twenty years ago: I saw someone ask an excellent question on Facebook. "To all … [Read more...] about Perfect Mothers and How They Never Existed
Are you a kind and sweet mother-in-law or are you a jealous mom who is out to prove that you are the better choice? I have a son who makes me number one in his life; I bet you wished you were in my shoes, but read on, it's not what you think... It's been a good month: I was offered the Presidency … [Read more...] about Monster Mother-In-Law or Fairy Godmother.
My mother, Joan, was young when she became a single parent, just thirty-three years old. I was the second oldest in our family of four kids and ten years old at the time. Mom moved her children to Nova Scotia to be near her parents when she and my dad separated. We traveled the CN Rail for two days … [Read more...] about Trash the Daddy Movement.