Mornings: When a Slice Doesn’t Work #sol15

I’ve had this idea for a slice I want to write about mornings. I’ve started it a few times now. It’s supposed to be an easy piece that captures my favorite moment of the day. Brief. Sweet. The words need to skip across the page. Float. I see the piece like a butterfly, fluttering, airy,…

Celebrate: Breakthroughs #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. I used to think parenting trauma was like playing Whack-a-Mole, the carnival game where moles pop up through holes and you’re supposed to pound them with a club. You frantically pound and pound as…

Celebrate: Game Changer #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. It all started with Carol’s Summer Bucket List. My son was playing video games, the ever-present video games, and I was catching up on some blog reading. I exclaimed out loud over Carol’s goals…

Stuck: A Parenting Slice of Life

He is stuck. Every day, we have a breakthrough. But by the next morning, he is back in the same place. His morning hug may be warm enough, but by the time he sits at the table for breakfast, the fog has settled over him. He’s back in it. Whatever it is. Wherever he is…