Category: Parenting Stories

Short Story Sunday: The Last Time

The Last Time by Richard Turton   I have no recollection of anything specific we spoke of that day. I’m sure the weather was involved because we always spoke of the weather in Georgia. He gave me words of advice, I’m sure, because that’s… Continue Reading “Short Story Sunday: The Last Time”

Thinking Back on Being A Parent

When I started writing this blog I was dealing with Middle School and summer camp. Now I’m helping my kids navigate lease agreements and finding the best coffee grinders. Over the years I’ve talked about navigating school and social situations. We’ve gone to concerts.… Continue Reading “Thinking Back on Being A Parent”

Short Story Sunday: I’ll Return to You

They’d numbered many – the qualities needed to do the job. Passions and desires for secrets and more. So was the life of a spy. You give and in return you receive and take and steal away like a ghost in the night, leaving… Continue Reading “Short Story Sunday: I’ll Return to You”

Short Story Sunday: For the Kids

“Ironic isn’t it that my mom named me Tristan?” “I’m not following you.” “In the Celtic legend, Tristan stole another man’s bride.” Bryan cracked another beer and gave it to his exwife’s son. “That isn’t why she named you that. There was a BBC show… Continue Reading “Short Story Sunday: For the Kids”

College Life – What I learn from my child

One thing I LOVE about having a child in college is that I learn almost everything my child learns (except the math.) Ever since Clara, was a preschooler she has always told her dad and I all about what she learned in school. Even… Continue Reading “College Life – What I learn from my child”

Short Story Sunday: One Night

Andy opened his eyes. His head was still in tact, or at least he imagined it hadn’t completely exploded. She’d called his name then jumped in his lap, knocking over the chair he was sitting in. As he tried to move he discovered his… Continue Reading “Short Story Sunday: One Night”

Submission

We (my 15-year-old Clara and I) were on our way to the skate rink yesterday talking away about SAT tests and AP History when a story on the radio caught my ear. I turned up the volume. It was an interview with a writer… Continue Reading “Submission”

Musings on Parenting – My heart and soul as a parent

We’ve been having a lot of Halloween fun with “Halloween Hotties” and other spooky and silly Vampire fun but today I want to get back to my core as a parent. Below is my famous list of what I feel, and now know is… Continue Reading “Musings on Parenting – My heart and soul as a parent”

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