Parenting Archive

May is Mental Health Month

Recently I noticed that many of my posts are kind of dark, deep dives into heartbreak. I was like,  “Beth, you sound depressed. Why all the big feelings? Are you always this sad?”  Maybe I am depressed. I definitely have very large feelings. Please ...Read More

Coronavirus Campus Chaos

The other day I wrote what I would call our Coronavirus download, or better, a “I don’t want to forget this moment” journal entry (that I made public). The post was a bit sloppy. This one might be too. At the time, I had ...Read More

Does it have to be the one who screams the loudest?

Moments ago I sat in the orthodontist’s office.  My oldest son was getting his braces off. His braces came off easily.  “Do you plan on keeping your wisdom teeth?” The dental assistant asked him. “Yes.” We both replied. “Well, they are coming in straight. ...Read More

Be A Better Mom By Making Peace With Your Mom

The other day I took both boys to the orthodontist. Kyle usually drives himself, but his car was in the shop. I had just returned from the dentist. I had two fillings — both related to clenching my teeth. It was lunchtime and the ...Read More

Riding Over the Sharks is Better Together

Standing at the brand new park near our home, the evening was the kind of Autumn chilly I love. It was just cold enough for me to zip my hoody all the way and wear a favorite hat (kind of an aqua blue with ...Read More