Life With Kids

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
Unexpected Gifts…

Unexpected Gifts…

“Mommy, come look.” Mia’s five-year-old voice rang with awe as she stared into muck at the edge of the lake. “What are those?” I bent over, looked past the buzzing…Read more
Dear Donuts, Take Me Away!

Dear Donuts, Take Me Away!

I’d lost it. Gone crazy. Forty-eight hours of crying and whining had sent me flying with the coo-coo birds… And they were still at it. My two demon-possessed, nut-so children…Read more
The Potting Soil Capper

The Potting Soil Capper

By Karen Ekstrom and Mary Claire Ekstrom

“Do you have any more bags of this?” I pointed to the potting soil. “It has the little white beads that hold moisture.” I smiled sweet as pie at the Home Warehouse employee. I’d already cleaned out the bin. Taken 11 bags. Even took the bag with the rip in it that somebody – okay, Barrett – had ripped and I’d duct-taped closed. I was that desperate.

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Finding A Lifeline?

Finding A Lifeline?

“Please, Henry. I’ve got to get Gina and I dressed, and fed, and to the pediatrician, in the next 30 minutes. I really need your help.” I glared at my…Read more