Category Archives: Raisin’ Kids

The Empty Nest

567,648,000. This is how many seconds of your life you spent taking care of your kids before they were legally considered adults. In every one of these seconds they were either in your arms, in your view or in your thoughts. Sometimes you wished you had more time for yourself, but you never really wished… Read More…

Let Go When It’s Time To Let Go!

My husband and I recently went on our first vacation without kids. I’m not going to lie, it was amazing. But I was so stressed out before we left because also for the first time we let my son stay home alone. We also left him in charge of our very high maintenance dog. Even… Read More…

Face It and Fear Less

Who likes scary movies? I haven’t watched one in years. I absolutely hate to be afraid. The other day a preview came on TV for an upcoming horror flick. You know the kind—it includes a face mask and some ominously silent guy holding a knife over some girl’s head while sh screamed. Normally I’d turn… Read More…

Kids Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Kids should be seen and not heard. I usually only heard this when there was a get-together at our house. I didn’t understand what it meant then, but now I know it was something my parents said when they wanted to have an uninterrupted conversation. Because I was born sensitive and contemplative I questioned this… Read More…