Category Archives: contentment

Much To Do About Nothing

Ever heard of a reverse To Do list? It’s a list of achievements, things actually accomplished, rather than things yet-to-do. In acknowledgement that progress is a line through a list, I once made a daily “Done” list and discovered something about … Continue reading

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Being Oma

“If I’d known grandchildren were this much fun, I’d have had them first,” the bumper sticker quips. I first saw that message when I had young children and couldn’t imagine how grand-parenting could be any better than raising our own … Continue reading

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Taking Dad for Granted

In Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, author J.D. Vance recounts his older sister’s remorse on the death of their grandfather. She regretted having taken advantage of the Papaw who stepped in to raise them … Continue reading

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Breaking Up with Perfect: A Book Review

Have you noticed the pressure “mommy blogs” and other media have put on young mothers? Co-sleeping, baby-wearing, child-led feeding, enviro-friendly toys and gear, providing a magical childhood — all of it raises an impossible bar for motherhood. The list doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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What Do You Get When You Fall In Love?

Someone interviewed young children about falling in love and getting married. “God has it all planned who you’re going to marry. You just get to find out who you’re stuck with,” a little girl responded. I guess she’d never heard any … Continue reading

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For such an affectionate, good-natured little boy he can sure get a mad on!  (not my grandson) My two-year-old grandson’s eyebrows slammed down onto eyes narrowed to mean slits. Face darkened with rage, his usually-smiling mouth tightened. He struggled … Continue reading

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The Mess of Productivity

This was my kitchen table last week. Yeah, I tidied it up a bit for the picture. But it sure was messy. I’m working on Christmas gifts and a quilting project using my dad’s old ties. There are interview notes … Continue reading

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