Tag: Raising Fair Fiona

  • What Do You Do All Day Mommy?

    What Do You Do All Day Mommy?

    She asked me this question when we were waiting in the car rider drop-off line at school. What do I do all day? I told her that I was going to exercise and that when I get home I have to do household chores and writing. And then come back and pick her up at […]

  • Ten Things about this Pandemic that Bother Me Most

    Ten Things about this Pandemic that Bother Me Most

    I am sure we all have had enough of certain aspects of this Pandemic. I decided to list mine. And no, the masks didn’t make it to the list because I understand their necessity. Our mandatory mistrust of one another in order to be safe is so bothersome to me ie. I trust and someone […]

  • Mothering For the Long Haul

    Mothering For the Long Haul

    I get the feeling that in the old days, people had kids to add more hands to the labor pool. The more bodies, the better to help plant, pick, and pickle. And yes, they were all jammed into small cabins on the prairie or in the hollow much like we are today. Welcome to our […]

  • The Invisible Duties of Mothers

    The Invisible Duties of Mothers

    I often have people remark that they see me doing a lot and they are impressed and/or shocked at how much I seem to get done. I wonder if they don’t recognize how much they accomplish too. And then recently it became clear that women often have many invisible life duties that add up to […]

  • Testing, Testing, is this Parent On ?

    Testing, Testing, is this Parent On ?

    This first week of school is notoriously rough for our youngest. There are new teachers, new routines, and new buses to acquaint themselves with. And I fully expect our train to derail somewhere in the middle of back to school week. I was slightly mistaken in that there weren’t as many neurotic breakdowns and a […]

  • My Key Lime Pie Recipe

    My Key Lime Pie Recipe

    After a few decades bringing food to potlucks, you develop your own go-tos to make. In the Summertime, my must bring is Key Lime pie. The recipe is ridiculously simple and the graham cracker pie crust tins make great carrying containers. Key Lime Pie One premade graham cracker pie crust 4 egg yolks and one […]

  • Parenting Keeps Improving Me Despite Myself

    Parenting Keeps Improving Me Despite Myself

    There are days with these junior people that are trying as in, I’m trying not to be irritated or sarcastic because I’m tired and so are they apparently and nothing good can probably come of our interaction. Mornings when I can not wait until Fiona has gotten on the bus so I can sigh for […]

  • Keep Aware of Your Dreams

    Last night I had a dream that I was being challenged by a short red-eyed robot girl who might have had red hair too. I topped that dream with a waitress dream. The one where I can’t put my waitressing uniform together or find a ticket book or a pen to take the orders. Thankfully, […]

  • The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

    The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

    The seesaw of being a creative and a parent . As mothers and creatives we can doubt ourselves. But creativity is necessary. It just requires our devotion to being in the moment, both with kids and us.

  • Fiona is almost 6 years old

    Fiona is almost 6 years old

    My Wee Fiona is about to turn 6 yrs old in a week. She’s over 55 pounds and 4 feet. She’s a solid beautiful little lass.  We’re at that place where she’s demanding competency and independence. Reading like a pro. On the verge of her life. And life has many many lessons to teach both […]