This Side Of Heaven (when we are forced to watch our children suffer)

I overheard my youngest son talking to his friend last week. "My biggest dream, besides being able to feel better and not have all my medical issues because that's really my biggest dream - my second biggest dream is that the owl from Hogwarts got lost on my birthday and it's still going to show up and I am going to find out that...Read More

To My Son’s Doctor

I hung up the phone with tears in my eyes. The office had not even sent the paperwork yet. Two weeks...wasted. Two weeks of my son being in increasing pain, complete overload, and struggling to participate in everyday life. Two weeks of waiting by the phone for the specialist to call and schedule an appointment. Two weeks...gone. Why? According to the gal on the...Read More

Am I Babying My Son?

"You baby him. He's almost eleven years old and you are still helping him get his socks on straight." "You can't keep treating him like a baby. He is old enough to sleep through the night. You need some tough love here." "You are still helping him tie his shoes? Are you kidding me? How old is he? Time to cut the apron strings."...Read More

My Explosive Child Has Lost Control – What Do I do?

I heard the sound of glass breaking before I could get to his room. I ran in, and a book flew past my head and hit the wall behind me. My son, crying, out of breath, and full of rage, had completely lost control. He was swinging his arms wildly and pacing. He was muttering, "There's nothing to do. There's no way I can...Read More

Ordinary Mom Prayers

I read a book by a very sweet lady earlier this week. In it, she describes how she prays for her children. Y'all, it was like poetry. Poetry with scripture woven throughout, and so many Biblical references, I felt educated just reading them. And, I felt inadequate. And, I felt bad for my boys - because they don't have the momma who prays those...Read More