Celebrate: Breakthroughs #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. I used to think parenting trauma was like playing Whack-a-Mole, the carnival game where moles pop up through holes and you’re supposed to pound them with a club. You frantically pound and pound as…

Celebrate: Blowing Things Up #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. I have many fine and necessary qualities as a parent, but fun isn’t one of them. I have to strive for fun. Strive to the point where I’m not fun anymore. Partly it’s a…

Celebrate: Game Changer #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. It all started with Carol’s Summer Bucket List. My son was playing video games, the ever-present video games, and I was catching up on some blog reading. I exclaimed out loud over Carol’s goals…

Celebrate: Superpower

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. And it’s been a challenging one. My son broke his finger last weekend and had surgery on Thursday. It’s been a week of doctor’s visits, endless reminders that he is adopted (“Now what is your…

Celebrate: Our Week with the Currys #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to look for the positives in my week. This week, I am celebrating the serendipitous and unexpected ways we learn about what it means to be a parent, a child, a family. This is a photo of Warriors point guard and NBA league…