Love, Mom and Dad

At the start of my senior year in high school my class went on a retreat. Parents were asked to write letters to their kids. We were surprised with them and allowed to read them in the quiet after meditation and prayer. Some people had one letter. Others had many. I had two. Two veryContinue reading “Love, Mom and Dad”

You’re A Good Mom

Motherhood is weird. It doesn’t look like what I thought it would most of the time. I didn’t expect perfection of my children. I’m too much of a free range parent for that. I knew they’d be a little weird and sometimes look a mess. I knew my house would be a wreck because I’mContinue reading “You’re A Good Mom”

Self Quarantine Day 29: Chain Reaction

I’m an advocate for learning through play but sometimes it’s hard for me to slow down and get involved in the kids’ play. I get caught up in everything else that needs to be done and I can be a bit of a stick in the mud. Today I decided to have some fun withContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 29: Chain Reaction”

Self Quarantine Day 13: The Kids Are Alright?

We like to think that our big kids are unfazed by this pandemic but the reality is showing up in their behavior. My son, a normally anxious kid to begin with had a moment today. We were all outside and he’d just gotten fussed at twice for talking back and then had a run inContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 13: The Kids Are Alright?”

Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight

I think I’m going a little loopy. I’m chalking it up to lack of social interaction. I’m an extreme extrovert apparently. Not talking to humans in the flesh is crappy. All phone and no face to face makes Diana a dreary girl. (Don’t worry, I don’t think we have an axe and there’s definitely noContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight”

My Job As A Mother In 2020

This month is Black History month in the U.S. and, I’m ashamed to admit, that it’s really the first year that I’ve taken the opportunity to educate myself about Black History. I was raised by a mother who spent time for many years passionately teaching her students about The Civil Rights Movement, but I’d neverContinue reading “My Job As A Mother In 2020”