By Lori Freeland –
Cool air streamed through the open window, cooling the cup of cinnamon coffee at my elbow. I extended my hand towards my laptop to chase away the screen saver, a photo of Alek and me in the backyard with the dog. I caught myself drifting quickly past the image of me to focus on my son. Not because I wished Alek would pass through the skater stage and get a haircut, but rather because I didn’t care to scrutinize myself too closely.
By Jerri Phillips –
My car died. It did a herky-jerky sort of death throws dance, let out a hideous grumbling moan, and died. Too late I realized what was wrong. In my frenzy to get where I needed to be, I had put diesel in my gas-powered car, and now it was dead.
By Jacqueline Hannah –
Many will immediately relate when I mention those mental lists that mothers keep close as ever-constant companions. The moment the alarm buzzes our brain awake each morning, we start prioritizing a game plan for the day. Some of us physically write our “to do’s” down.
By Christine Thomas –
What do people need the most besides money? Time. While we’re not all earning the same amount of money, everyone is given an equal amount of time. It’s the great equalizer, no respecter of persons. Like money, you can either waste it or save it. In caring for a lively family of six, I’ve learned to incorporate a few shortcuts in my daily management duties that actually put more time in my schedule.
By Heather Arbuckle –
In the midst of one of the coldest winters on record, a new storm was in our local forecast. With a cold front blasting toward us, I was dismayed to hear my son announce his winter coat was missing. We thoroughly searched every closet and corner of our modest home, yet came up empty-handed. Neither did we find it at Jack’s taekwondo school, where he spends a significant amount of his time. And it wasn’t buried among the other misplaced hats, coats, and gloves in the “lost and found” crate at his school. Naturally, I began to believe that Jack’s coat might actually be gone for good and my heart began to fret. My son, however, took another approach, choosing faith rather than fear. “Don’t worry Mom,” Jack said calmly, “God knows where it is. My coat will turn up.”