Susan Swindell Day is editor in chief of this publication and the mom of four great kids.
As I was strolling into the ladies’ room at a Nashville Predator’s game as a mom came bursting out holding her toddler’s hand with her baby straddled on her side. She laughed to a friend, “That’s not the first time! I unzip my jeans and everything else with one hand!” “Oh, I know!” her friend… Read more »
Rush, rush, figure out a way to get around the traffic, whip around the back way, my mind a whir of busy thoughts: my kids, my family, upcoming Thanksgiving and family trying to make plans, soccer tryouts, soccer games, football games, Halloween, the election … then boom! I saw her.
Kids need plenty of time to dream and play and less time scuttling around in a car hurrying to get to some parent-enforced activity or other.
She’s standing in the kitchen, at the sink, looking out the window at a baseball game going on in the backyard. My mother is slicing strawberries. Soon she’ll mix them with sugar and let them steep in a growing juice. She’s baking Bisquick biscuits and planning on making her homemade whipped cream from cream, vanilla… Read more »
Sometimes I marvel that I allow four-legged hairy beasts to live with us. I’d like to tell you about all of the wonderful things that can happen with pets. About the delightful days with fluffy puppies, the giggly days with balls of yarn and kittens, the fascinating things that hamsters and goldfish can do. However,… Read more »
… It’s OK to have a good cry now and then … Much as I love my big sister, she is forever telling me she’s worried about me because I’m such a busy mom — that I should take more time for myself. My sister doesn’t remember how overwhelmed she used to get when her… Read more »
“Warning: Failure to enforce time limits on the use of this device may result in a disconnected, unbalanced life. Proceed with caution.”
Kids have to navigate a lot as they grow up and many will benefit from the use of a diary. Just remember, it’s THEIR’s and THEIR’s alone.
In my household, it’s darn near impossible to get two of my kids to read. I have devised a plan to win this loss-of-reading war!