Category Archives: My Children

Raise Children With a Focus on Their Heart and Their Spirit

Raise Children With a Focus on Their Heart and Their Spirit

  When I heard the Dalai Lama quote, “It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts”, it really spoke to me because, in a sentence, he summarized something I’m very passionate about when it comes to nurturing children. I am blessed to be the mother toContinue Reading

The Youth of Today and Their Parents Need a Reality Check!

The Youth of Today and Their Parents Need a Reality Check!

  The fact that the youth of today, teenagers and young adults,  walk around with the attitude that the world owes them a favor has been eating at me for along time. As the mother of six beautiful children, this concern is near and dear to my heart. So what do I mean when IContinue Reading

Teaching Boys to Drive

Teaching Boys to Drive

People have asked me many times over the years how I’ve kept my sanity while raising six kids, five of them boys. Sanity? Ha! Who’s fooling who? Seriously, I make no promises about my sanity but I can tell you this, I do know how to have a good time and I’m also pretty goodContinue Reading

The Quiet House

The Quiet House

It is 2 am. The house is quiet . . . something I’m not used to. You can imagine the hustle and bustle of a home with six children in it! It is always so full of life. Kids will be kids – they laugh, argue, tease, yell, cry, slam doors, trip on shoe laces,Continue Reading

My Boy of Summer – Update

Baseball season is gearing up with the major league teams already into spring training. Every year, at this time, I think back to all of the years I spent on a baseball field with my oldest son, Brandon. If you haven’t already, please read the article I wrote in 1997,  My Boy of Summer.  TheContinue Reading

My Boy of Summer

This article was originally published in 1998. Please also read the 2010 update on Brandon and his baseball. SteeeeRike!!!! As I approached the ballpark this past summer, I heard the familiar call of the umpire and my adrenaline started to flow. It never ceases to amaze me how the sounds of baseball can bring onContinue Reading