Category Archives: Raisin’ Kids

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—the one that includes a face mask and some ominously silent guy wielding a knife over some girl’s head. Normally I’d turn that… 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…

A Child’s Humiliation

A Child’s Humiliation

I was young when I learned what it felt like to be humiliated for the first time. I was about five or six years old. My aunt and uncle were visiting with my parents that night. They were in the living room, chatting away on the couch and chairs while my cousins and I played… Read More…

Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids

A few years ago we became members of a Country Club near our house. I resisted joining for the longest time because, quite frankly, I thought there would be a bunch of snobs there. I thought we would have to sit up straight, eat with the right fork, and list our accomplishments regularly. But my… Read More…

Keeping Your Word

Keeping Your Word

I remember being very young, maybe five or six, and not being able to sleep one night. I wasn’t stressed or anything, I was super excited. It was summer, and earlier that day my parents told my sisters and I we were going to the County Fair. Not that day, but in two weeks. We… Read More…