She prayed aloud for a cousin of hers. She didn't pray for him to fight and she didn't pray for him to live, which is the typical stuff I hear people pray for when someone has cancer. She just prayed that he would be ok.
Here are some of the connections I researched while working on my book, Home for Dinner. And remember, none of these requires a gourmet meal or a trip to the bookstore. Library books and a takeout pizza are just as good.
"Speaking of class differences..." began the distraught 60-something woman whom I'll call Elizabeth (in honor of the Queen). As she put down her glass of wine, she launched into a several-minute tirade about her daughter-in-law's decision to pierce the baby's ears. In her mind, it was not "right."
I'm just like Oliva Pope because I have two guys vying for my attention -- day in and day out. Both want to cozy up with me on the couch. (Or at the very least they want me to bring them their blankets without blocking the TV.) And I just can't quit either of them. (Legally, it seems.)
My son Jamie is now 2. Every day I'm reminded of what I don't know. Here are some of my parenting misconceptions, from two years ago to today.
My son's been gone for over two years and I miss him and our humorous banter every single day. As I've reflected on this past 20 years as a mom to my only son, I realized that as the years went by my son increasingly used humorous banter to manage me, in much the same way that I'd used it to manage him.
What you might not have known, and what the dads in this video demonstrate, is that carrying your kid like a dumbbell is one of the best ways to strengthen yourself for all that carrying.
If you have a daughter, you're keenly aware of how far society has come with regards to equality between the genders; you're equally keenly aware of far there is to go. In terms of both progress made and progress yet to come, you can go ahead and thank the Girl Scouts.
I encourage adults to be mindful about their behavior in front of children. The aggression they witness can sometimes become a part of who they are later on. Families often seem to have some level of dysfunction, but it is the those who are mindful of the imprinting that takes place who have the best results!
The boy eats every two hours. This is wonderful for his growth. He is getting so large he almost fell out of his swing and now instead of picking him up we drag him around like a burlap sack full of bowling balls. The downside of his eating schedule is it makes your head explode to be woken up every two hours.
My wife, six-year-old daughter, and I recently welcomed twin daughters into our family. They are terribly adorable and photogenic. While we are having lots of fun adjusting to the chaos of having two newborn babies in the house, it turns out that raising infant twins is a lot hard work.
Three years is a long time in anyone's life, but in a child's life, it is an eternity. She never attended middle school without feeling like the "cancer kid." At 14 years old, she barely remembers a time in her life before she was sick.
The four words come back to me, and I realize that their truth extends beyond my previous situation. So I determine in my heart that although I won't enjoy every moment, I'll eagerly chase the ones I can.
Be humble when you want to be humble. That comes easier for some people. Be self-deprecating, complain, bitch, moan, whatever you want to call it. Be careful though because a gripe session can sometimes turn into a bragging session before you know it.
What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.
Pride in one's children is one thing. Bragging is another. Most readers know the difference. Parents, caught up in posting about their little one's latest accomplishment, often miss it, as the writers know from experience.