It's back to school time- my second of which I will not be returning along with the throng of anxious teachers, eagerly and not so eagerly awaiting what the year will bring. And since I will not be in the trenches with you, I will be here on the sidelines instead, cheering you … Continue reading Teachers: You’re At Bat
Have you ever been somewhere and been struck by something that you saw that made you think a bit more about your own life? This is exactly what I describe in my piece accepted by Parent.co. (It's my first paid online piece!!) Please click here to read! Please check it out and share on Facebook … Continue reading Help Me Rhonda…err I Mean Readers.
Formalities aside, she sat, a single lily in hand, listening to the sound of a piano playing, waiting. He'd loved crimson against her fair skin. She had loved him since he gifted her that single flower and his promise to love her to the end of his days. This post is in response to this … Continue reading Requiem
Conversations with my kiddos can be so incredible. I never know what to expect from them, in both good and perhaps embarrassing or even slightly bad ways, but regardless of how it comes out, it never ceases to amaze me at the same time. I know that these little snippets are fleeting treasures that will get … Continue reading Kid Convos
"Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence" Dear Paul Simon: What would you call this? Do you hear what I hear? from … Continue reading NOT- The Sounds of Silence
Glancing back once more, the ashes fall lightly on me, their origin cringeworthy. The repugnant smell causes my beyond empty belly to recoil, attempting to bring up any remaining remnants. I turn away and walk as briskly as my feeble legs can muster. "Never again" turned into again and again all across the world. Race, … Continue reading Uncertain Future
The all too familiar sound of cries and wails penetrated her ears from the upstairs level of the house. Sent up to play freely with their toys away from puppy's biting greets and envious toy snatches, she also craved a moment of sanity. This was not to be had. The eldest head to be yowling, "Hold … Continue reading All In A Day’s Work