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My Nest Is Empty, But Feathered

“When you guys are grown, I’m getting an apartment in the city, overlooking the lake. I’ll have white carpet and a Dalmatian to keep me company. I’ll come to your house for Thanksgiving and Christmas.” That was my we-gotta-get-this-house-clean-company-is-coming frustration fantasy, when all four of my kids were teens. That was when the five of …

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Communication Mistakes Between Mothers-in-Law And Daughters-in-Law

I’m a bit nervous to write this post. Do you remember when your friends who had no kids, gave out free and usually critical advice about how you were parenting your child? That went over like a lead balloon. But I was asked to write it. A post about mothers-in-law, or in-law relationships in general. So …

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