Five Minute Friday – LOYAL

Hooray, it’s Friday! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is LOYAL! Go!

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“ Oh Jesus, Please! I need to sleep.” But sleep would allude* me. I kept hearing sounds. Imaginary voices of intruders, once again prowling the halls and violating our spaces. It was terrifying. No, they hadn’t hurt us. Yes, they only took “stuff.” But we were definitely changed, forever, never again to go back to that place of simple innocence.

Loyal 1

Enter Bella, a high-strung, Jack Russell puppy who needed much love and attention. Read more

Help, I Have to Read to my Child (part 2)

WELCOME BACK to Part 2 of the Help, I Have to Read to my Child! series! If you missed out on Part 1, click here.

Congratulations, Parents!

You’ve done so well faithfully reading to your “young readers” these past few weeks! I trust you’ve been making some wonderful memories together!

Love of Books 2

In speaking with a few of my readers, it’s come to my attention that some of your children would prefer to let YOU do all of the reading, rather than try reading themselves. Haha, of course, they would!

This is quite normal – it’s always more “fun” to let mommy and daddy do all of the hard work! Read more

Five Minute Friday – TEAM

Hooray, it’s Friday! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is TEAM! Go! //

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So, a couple of years ago, Joshua (now 18 years old) comes home from school and says to me, “Mom, when I die, I want all the people I did group projects with to lower me into my grave….” [whoa, what?! What are you talking about?] “… so they can let me down one more time.”

Ohhhhhh, I get it. He had read it on a meme somewhere, but it expressed his frustrations perfectly. I get it! Here’s a shout-out to all the moms who also hate group projects!