Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 22, 2012. In a few days TODAY the “five-year-old” becomes the “six-year-old.”  In a flash he has grown taller, more able-bodied, and smarter.  And if those first two sentences sound familiar, that means you read my column last week. (Thanks!)  Yes, my two boys birthdays are one … Continue reading Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Introverts and Coffeeshops

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on July 4, 2012. It can only be divine intervention that has brought me to this café/coffeeshop this morning to write a column.  Alone.  Sans Children.  Actually, it’s because my five-year-old is in camp, and my wonderful husband volunteered to take the two-year-old to the park. … Continue reading Introverts and Coffeeshops