March 31, 2014

Of all the hats I have worn in my life, the most difficult one has been the "mother hat."

 

Being a mother is on-the-job training with no handbook to follow. It's a job where mistakes matter and where success is hard to measure. The stakes are high – there's no do overs...

November 20, 2009

Christmas came early to the Lamb household this year ...

 

"I want the Jesus House," demanded my six year old.

 

She stomped her little feet and put her hands on her hips. I had no idea what she was talking about. She kept pointing at the attic. Finally, it dawned on me. S...

June 16, 2009

"Summer breeze make me feel fine. Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind ... " – Seals and Crofts

 

"I don't have anymore learning left in my brain," my nine-year-old said to me as the school year came to an end.

 

She was ready to sleep late, drink lemonade, do cannon bal...

March 24, 2009

Car discussions between my five-year-old and her kindergarten buddy always make me smile ...

 

This morning my youngest daughter and her friend played a game where they had to give each other clues and guess which animals the other one was thinking about.

 

"If you don't k...

January 23, 2009

Dear Mr. President:

 

The last time I wrote to a president was thirty-two years ago when I was ten years old. In return, I received a nice signed form letter and photograph from President Gerald Ford (no pressure by the way). But this time I am not writing to you on my b...

October 21, 2008

My youngest daughter had her school picture today. I tried this morning to no avail to get her to wear a dress. Frankly, I don't care. We always buy the smallest package of photographs because my sister-in-law is a photographer and she takes excellent pictures of the g...

September 30, 2008

When did the words "Excuse me" become a license to interrupt?

 

Ask your parents and they will tell you that the children of today are little undisciplined heathens who need a good spanking, not a time-out. Sorry Mom and Dad our generation does things differently – not a...

September 10, 2008

My oldest daughter's teacher has a saying: "Kids should live in a G-rated world."

 

My eight-year-old daughter repeats the mantra often. In theory, I agree with the concept. Kids should not be exposed to profanity, obscenity or violence. This applies to what they see on...

September 5, 2008

Saying bye to an old friend is never easy, especially when he has four legs and a loyal spirit.

 

We had to put our first child to sleep this week, our dog Max, and our family is in mourning.

 

I must admit I haven't been the best dog mom over the years. Once I had childre...

September 1, 2008

When you find yourself in a black cocktail dress adorned with feathers in the IGA on a Saturday night buying tweezers you know something has gone terribly wrong.

 

My sister-in-law was shooting a family photo for us at the beach. She had this whimsical idea for everyone...

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