Life With Kids

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
“I Hate You”

“I Hate You”

“I hate you.” Gina screamed down at me from the top of the stairs in our house. “You’re the worst mother ever.” Irritation raced up my spine. This ten minutes…Read more