Three Keys to Effective Discipline

My mother-in-law was a wise woman. Once, when my husband and his older brother were young children, they had a terrible argument. As a means of helping them resolve their differences, my mother-in-law made each of her two boys wash … Continue reading

Miss Ritter’s Bible

“A teacher affects eternity.” ~ Henry Adams Almost always she wore a simple black dress, but the black only made her gentle, smiling face shine ever more brightly.  A splash of white trimmed her hemline for, almost always, her slip … Continue reading

A Legacy of Words

As a young child of nine years old, I listened intently, wide-eyed with delight, as my father read the lilting verse from the musty, second-hand volume of The Oxford Book of English Verse. How his voice danced with the rhythm … Continue reading

Adoption from a Grandmother’s Perspective

When my daughter announced that she and her husband were planning to adopt a child, I was both delighted and concerned. Delighted because I had been looking forward to being a grandmother. Concerned because I knew nothing about adoption and … Continue reading

Growing Great Kids

If you are a parent or grandparent, you want to raise happy, healthy, successful children. But wanting and doing are two different things. As a seasoned mother who has raised two awesome daughters to adulthood and who is now helping … Continue reading