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My Dog Elizabeth: A Eulogy

My Dog Elizabeth: A Eulogy

Yesterday was the kind of day you wish you never had to live. Growing, up more than anything, I wanted a dog. My mom and dad didn’t. There was never a puppy under the Christmas tree. So, before the ink was dry on the mortgage documents after my husband Dave and I bought our own…

More Indoor Games for Kids to Burn Off Energy

More Indoor Games for Kids to Burn Off Energy

I know you don’t want to think about it. I don’t either. I still have PTSD from last winter. This was our driveway at the end of February. The snow was four feet high in some places. It’s barely made it to 60 degrees since last Thursday. Technically it’s still summer. It should be in…

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What to Do When Your Child Gets in Trouble at School

What to Do When Your Child Gets in Trouble at School

Before I had children, I  had this fantasy in which I had perfect kids. I know all kids aren’t perfect, but mine would be. I imagined that when we went to church or school or really anywhere, they would be so well-behaved and exemplary even random strangers would comment to me about what a delight…

Stay-at-home Mom Problems: First Day of School

Stay-at-home Mom Problems: First Day of School

We finally went back to school this week in Michigan. I think we’re one of the last places in the country. You know how it is. Come June you can’t wait for school to get out and summer to begin. By the end of August you’re pulling out your hair and counting down the days…