Common Sense: An Essential Life Skill for Mothers

Last night, I dreamed that living my life was like driving a car. I needed to renew my license, but to pass the test I had to answer twelve questions correctly. A woman, a guide of sorts, ran my test through a scanner and out came eleven coins. She explained that I needed one more …

The Gift of Time

What a glorious Mother’s Day I had! A Skype video call from my daughter, Elya, surprised me and then a brunch with my other daughter, Andy, and the women in our family delighted. We enjoyed talking, laughing, and celebrating! After that I drove down to Santa Monica for “the surprise” my son had planned. We walked around to the back of his …

The gifts that only children can give…

Thursday was simply delightful. After school I went to help at the Neighborhood Impact House. Volunteers assisted children and youth to make Mother's Day cards and paint pots and plant seeds for gifts.      Last week was the first time I had the privilege of helping. This amazing collaboration between Central Christian Church and the City of Lancaster provides a cozy home and …