Parents/Family

The Dad, A Poem

From birth he watched him grow and develop. Showing patience, authority, love and joy. Sharing life’s many ups and downs, With his innocent child, his own little boy.   As each year passed they became closer, With similar tastes, interests and hobbies. Time spent together taught them About each other’s personalities.   The child becameContinue Reading “The Dad, A Poem”

Parents/Family

The Forgotten Parent…The Military Dad

This time of year I always remember mid June 2004, the day my husband and I took our 18 year old son to the recruiter’s office for him to begin his journey to boot camp in San Diego. As we walked away, both with tears running down our cheeks, I was wondering how I wasContinue Reading “The Forgotten Parent…The Military Dad”

Parents/Family

An Important, Yet Often Neglected Relationship: Part Two

Read Part One here. The steps to insure that doesn’t happen are I believe doable by any mother-in-law and daughter-in-law who desire to enrich their lives and the lives of their family by not just getting along, but by sharing mutual respect and ideally a genuine friendship. First, the desire for a positive relationship mustContinue Reading “An Important, Yet Often Neglected Relationship: Part Two”

Parents/Family

An Important, Yet Often Neglected Relationship: Part One

  The mother-in-law, daughter-in-law relationship is a tough one to figure out. Some would consider it a love-hate relationship. Some would consider it a constant tug of war over the son/husband, and some don’t consider it a relationship at all. All of the above are unfortunate and obviously not ideal for a loving, caring, supportingContinue Reading “An Important, Yet Often Neglected Relationship: Part One”