Family relationships, in all their complicated glory. Families explores the intricacies of being parents, siblings, mentors, and friends.
My Potential Problems with Parenthood
I think I’d be a good father. I’m worried I wouldn’t be. I don’t have any children yet, and I may never end up having any. Part of me wonders if that’s a good thing. And while I have a long and painful history of talking myself out of things I want because I fixate on the worst-case-scenario aspects of everything, my concerns about one day becoming a father are founded in rational thinking.
Shameless Things I've Done for My Daughter in the Kitchen
This How It All Started While growing up I ate everything that my mother prepared for our family to eat whether I liked the foods placed before or hated them. My father worked very hard to ensure that no meals were ever missed. Neither my sisters nor I ever told my mother what we wanted or what our preferences were. That was sometimes reserved for special occasions like birthdays. It was just customary to simply eat whatever was placed on the dinner table.
Junior High Warm-Ups. Three Movies and a Big Dad Win.
Upon returning home from a vacation visiting my extended family on the east coast, it was time to change gears. We had a lot to do, and big things were on the way.
Moo Cow Henry
They say as we age we don’t leave our younger selves behind, but that the selves that we were just have layers of years and experience added to the mix. So when the 60 something women I knew in my 20’s said, ‘you know I don’t feel 60- I still feel like I’m 20 inside’' they meant the 20 year old still lives on just in an older body and with a little more wisdom. I recall politely validating their observation nodding in agreement, yet callously thinking they should look in a mirror.
The following is a snippet of a major chapter in my memoir that I have been working on for years. It is my life story(ies), but with a Wizard of Oz twist:
Growing Up Overnight
I’ve often made the joke that I was born nearly grown, an old soul my closest friends call me. I remember laying in bed as a child trying to contemplate the meaning of life and death. I’m still trying to figure that one out. I always wanted to grow up in a hurry. I didn’t want to waste my time in elementary and middle school, I was wanted to start my career in saving the world. Looking back, I can better understand that way of thinking. In hindsight, it was because of personal heartbreaks from a painfully early age that had a much bigger impact on me that I am only recently realizing existed.
Coming of Age in the 1960s
I was a late bloomer Baby boomer. Shy to the point of almost being afraid of my own shadow. The boys in my junior high school classes never flirted with me like they did most of the other girls. One of them, in fact, told me not to worry, I would "fill out" one day. It didn't make me feel any better.
In Memory Of Tom Bradbury
We are voices stitched together into a blanket. Our ideas, stories, and confessions have been sewn together into a quilt of comfort, warmth, and inspiration.
Kids Say the Darndest Things
The unfiltered truths from the fruits of our loins. And the creepiest things they've ever said. Help?
Do or do not - there is no try. The ins and outs of one of the most difficult jobs on earth: parenting.
Nature vs. Nurture
What plays into our humanity? Nature vs. Nurture – how two factors affect one individual.
10 Ideas To Make Your Child’s FIRST BIRTHDAY Special
Birthday is really a special day and if comes to FIRST birthday of your prince or princess it really is a special event. Who understands feelings and love better than Desert Street Meerut.
Hоw tо аssure а legасy оf соntinuity аnd suссess?
Fоunders аnd leаders whо hаve develорed suссessful fаmily businesses оver time wаnt tо knоw thаt their business аnd their fаmily will thrive аfter they’re gоne—thаt the legасy they’ve сreаted will neither be erоded nоr lоst. Tо mаnаge the trаnsitiоn оf leаdershiр suссessfully, business fаmilies need tо wоrk tоgether tо define their fаmily vаlues, the оverаrсhing рurроse оf their business, аnd the legасy they wаnt tо сreаte. They саn then use this соllаbоrаtive knоwledge аs а kind оf “Nоrth Stаr” gоing fоrwаrd. While fаmily businesses will evоlve аnd leаdershiр will сhаnge, а shаred set оf vаlues аnd а shаred рurроse аnd visiоn саn build а strоng bridge between оne generаtiоn аnd the next.
5 Ways to Build Healthy Self-Esteem in Children
At a time when kids are exposed to social media influencers who promote lifestyle messaging, cyber bullying, targeted advertising, and rapidly changing societal expectations, making sure they grow up with a positive self-image can be harder than ever.
3 Tips for Defeating the Family Town Crier
We've all got one, and we've all heard one. You know those family members that know, or think they know, everything that's going on in everyone's lives? The ones who will tell you all about your cousin's experience of 'becoming a woman' even if you've said that you don't want to know? The ones who have an opinion on everyone else's lives but do very little with their own?
Nine Years Of Age And Too Terrified To Sleep
My father re-married when I was approximately seven years of age. He married a woman who had two children of her own. Her son was the same age as me and her daughter a couple of years younger.
Tits for two
Good thing us mothers are born with 2 boobs, right? When I started my breastfeeding journey, I only hoped to get to 6 months. If I got there, I would consider myself successful. I made it to 6 months. And then 9 months. When I got to 9 months, I found out I was pregnant with my next. Hubby wanted to wait a couple years, I wanted to go for it now...little did we know we were already baking another.
George and Martha
George and Martha Wentworth were a hard working dedicated couple who made a living working very respectable jobs. George sold business insurance while Martha supervised her local code enforcement office. Due to their particular fields, they were always wary of people trying to take advantage of the system.
Embracing the facial features that form our identity
Growing up, I took the inherited traits from my family for granted. The features I loved on them were apparently not available for passing down via genetic selection; my Mum’s sea-glass eyes and Dad’s strong jawline becoming things I’d envy from a distance.
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