Life With Kids

Revenge of the Dirty Diaper

Revenge of the Dirty Diaper

“I can’t do it.” Henry said with a gag. His hand pinched his nose shut. “I’m trying.” His body convulsed. “I really am. I just can’t do it.” His body…Read more
Oh Dear… He Had “That” Operation

Oh Dear… He Had “That” Operation

“Kathy, it’s a strangulated hernia.” Rachel’s anxious voice burst through the phone. “Warren has just gotten out of emergency surgery. He’s fine, or he is going to be fine, but…Read more
The Disaster on Huntington Drive

The Disaster on Huntington Drive

“Mom, are we there yet?” Gina, age 6, bubbled with excitement, as I turned onto Huntington Drive. “Almost.” I said, spotting seven or so cars already parked in front of…Read more
When the Sharks Come Out to Play

When the Sharks Come Out to Play

By Mary Claire Ekstrom I swam deeper and deeper, dodging my brother’s flailing hands. Headed to safe water. The deep end. He’d never catch me. I bounced upward, kicking off…Read more