What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

If I could go back to when I was a new mother and tell my younger, less experienced self anything, it would be that even veteran mothers often feel like failures. We learn from our children as we ~ and they ~ age, but there are still times when we find ourselves at a complete … Continue reading What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood


Motherhood: Not For the Faint-Hearted

Yesterday, while I was cooking dinner, I received a text message that no mother should ever receive. It was from my son who was working at the local supermarket and all it said was... "I'm scared, mum." He's okay. It turns out, there was a shooting at the gas station in the parking lot and, … Continue reading Motherhood: Not For the Faint-Hearted

25 Years Of Motherhood

Today, my firstborn turned 25. How is that even possible? I look back to the time before his birth, when I was totally unaware of what “motherhood” would entail. I knew it would be challenging. I knew it would be life-changing. The “warnings” about {sleepless nights}, {all the sacrifices I would make}, and every other … Continue reading 25 Years Of Motherhood

Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

Before a couple of days ago, I didn't know what my paternal grandfather looked like. Funny how a post {by a 2nd cousin}, in my Facebook feed, sparked a stream of thought that would eventually lead to a renewed interest in my family history...and this blog post. In my cousin's Facebook post, she reflected that … Continue reading Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

The Ever-Changing Roles Of Motherhood

"Behind all your stories is your Mother's story because hers is where yours begin." ~ Mitch Albom Yesterday, my younger kiddo turned 18, joining her 24-year-old brother in the crushing reality of adulthood that's cruelly disguised as a make-believe utopia of unlimited power and fun. My journey through motherhood has not been an easy one, … Continue reading The Ever-Changing Roles Of Motherhood

Our Granddaughter’s Here!

The 9th of July was a very special day for our family; right on time, our beautiful granddaughter arrived. I'd never been through anyone's labor/delivery, apart from my own, so being with my daughter through hers affected me in ways I never expected. I remember how much I valued my mother's presence while I was in … Continue reading Our Granddaughter’s Here!

Baby News! It’s A…

For my first "proud grandma" post since moving the Gran Musings posts to Writeful Mind, I would like to share the latest ultrasound picture of my first grandchild. According to the technician, all is going well. The measurements are what they should be and everything looks good. Of course, it's always a relief to hear that. … Continue reading Baby News! It’s A…

What We Should Be Teaching Our Daughters

With the 1st trimester now behind her, I can honestly say that Sarah is looking more beautiful than ever. I'm not really surprised {biased, yes!}. I now have a GrandPeach, which won't be for long, since there are definitely more exciting times ahead. It won't be long before we find out the sex of the … Continue reading What We Should Be Teaching Our Daughters

What We Should Be Teaching Our Sons

The last 3 weeks have been a bit busy for me so I haven't had a chance to update as much as I'd like. Having said that, there's not too much going on right now other than us deciding to do homeschooling, pending enrollment as of today. On the pregnancy front, Sarah's now nearly in … Continue reading What We Should Be Teaching Our Sons

Retroactively Indulgent ‘Sundae’ Chat

or my Retro Sunday series last week, I wrote about a coffee chat with my maternal grandfather. This week {inspired by a post written by a blogger friend, Sandy}, I've decided to write a similar post with my mother; instead of coffee, we would be eating her favorite, hot fudge sundaes. Yesterday would have been … Continue reading Retroactively Indulgent ‘Sundae’ Chat