Mom Guilt Not Required

I had a bad mom day last week. Have you ever had one of those or is it just me? I was tired and, out of my weariness, I was sarcastic to my twenty-something. Not in a funny sarcastic way but in a “getting in a dig” kind of way. Not my best moment. Then I was over-the-top unreasonable with my youngest teen. There are rules and there are expectations. Then there are impossible standards to be met. That’s where I was. The thing is, I enjoy my children, as a rule, during the summer. Early in the Texas summer, […]

Summertime, Seventies-style

No one is allowed to get hurt anymore. Remember the days when we got slung off of merry-go-rounds, took headers out of trees, even went without seat belts in the car, for crying out loud?! Now it’s all safety regulations and FDA rules. As a mom myself, I get it. No one wants their babies to be injured. But seriously… **************** “Don’t come back in ‘til the streetlights come on!” my grandma hollered after us. I think we were on her last nerve. Me and my cousins came each summer to spend ten days with them and I know there […]