Category Archives: Hand Raising Kids

Revisiting Teenager Territory

My oldest child is 12. Her name is Maggie. Maggie Elyse to be exact. Maggie was my nickname as a girl and I let my sister choose her middle name. (with my approval of course) She chose Elyse, which is the German form of Alice. Maggie fits her name. Maggie, is not like me in […]

The Day I Stopped Traffic

I was driving home just today alone. All my children allocated to various other trusted souls, and I was remembering a day I wish never happened. It was 15 minuets of fright and heartbeats beating at a high rate of speed. The month was September. The day was cloudy with high wind gusts. The year […]

Doctor Patches

I have come up with a new invention for humans to waste time and money on! There are patches for lots of different types of clubs out there, so how about we have patches for what we have survived thru? Instead of people having to ask about our health or knowledge, it could be right […]

Food Pits

By food pits, I’m referring to my dear children who consume large amounts of food on a daily basis. They don’t always consume large amounts. If they don’t like the taste so much, you end up with a ton of leftovers that they aren’t thrilled about re-heating the next day. which means the adults re-heat […]

Wind Chimes

I love wind chimes. It doesn’t matter if they are hollow pieces of bamboo clinking or strong metal pipes. They are beautiful. They tell me things when I am in the house. I can watch them move or hear them sing and dance. Their only job is to move with the unseen motion of the […]

The Incredibles – (at least in our own minds)

I have a magnet that says this: Remember we are a nice normal family. I love that magnet because it speaks truth for all of us! How many of us pretend we have no problems when we are around others? Or how many times do we wonder, is this normal? What is normal anyways? What […]

Our little imagination station

Sawyer is our youngest son. He is five now. He has all of his fathers “go getter” attitude with his mothers creative switch board. He is not an easy one to figure out. A very unique little fellow that doesn’t put up with anyone’s guff. He says what he thinks without thinking about it and […]

Prudence’s Recipe for Legos

My kids like Legos. What kids don’t right? Legos are a pain in my heels. Literally. I find them everywhere and find myself just not wanting to get them out! Picking them up is a real trial on top of them being everywhere. Those little plastic pieces cost a lot of money and it’s good […]