Life With Kids

Run! It’s Margaret Ann!

Run! It’s Margaret Ann!

By Mary Claire Ekstrom There she was. Margaret Ann. Attacking another mother. Right by the banana bread in the main boulevard of the grocery store. I felt the hair on…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
The Granny Trap

The Granny Trap

By Mary Claire Ekstrom “Aunt Mickey, look!” Six-year-old Barrett screamed, as he clung to the front of the grocery cart, pointing at the refrigerated section of the warehouse grocery store.…Read more