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Grandma Babysits

Grandma Babysits

I scanned the kitchen. Where were my keys? I’d already searched my purse and the counter. They had to be right here. I grabbed my bag, flipped it over, and…Read more
All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted

By Mary Claire and Karen Ekstrom

I sucked in, then exhaled a slow whistle, inspired by what I saw on television. A crew of five gorgeous people turned a dry, boring yard into a magical kingdom. A wood bridge arced over a lily pond and a rock garden, surrounded by flowerbeds bursting with color. The yard dripped rich and elegant. An oasis. The sight set my heart a-flutter. And, the best part? They did it all in like – an hour.… Read more

The Poo-Poo Debacle

The Poo-Poo Debacle

“You mean the cows can poop anywhere they want on your ranch?” Justin, age 7 asked my grandson Barrett, also age 7. I leaned back against the jeep and watched…Read more
How Children Win Battles

How Children Win Battles

"Grandma?" Billy's voice pierced my dreams and pulled me out of the deep, warm fog of sleep that I'd been so happily lost in. I struggled, opening my eyelids. I…Read more
Modesty Strikes Again

Modesty Strikes Again

“Grandma and Poppy, I’m going to go put on my pajamas now,” Barrett, age six, jabbed his finger in the air and assumed a righteous air. “So don’t open this…Read more