Belonging Day 13: Not Without My Backpack

This morning as I pulled up into my son’s school in parent drop-off lane, his laid-back demeanor shifted to panic. “I forgot my backpack! And my folder!” His crystal blue eyes quickly filled with tears and as they started spilling, I pulled forward out of the drop-off lane and parked. “Mom, please, we have to […]

Dear Daughter As You Start Kindergarten

Instead of beautiful scrapbooks, my kids have three ring binders of memorabilia that I stick in plastic sleeves. Sorry kids, your stuff is going to be falling out all over you as you make your spouse suffer through looking at your hospital baby bracelet in 25 years. I decided early on that, both for them […]