Family and Fireworks

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Parenting 2 Comments

Happy Monday, Journeyer! This past week has been filled with family and fireworks, and even a sideshow of the two combined, if you get my drift. My family and I were able to spend some quiet time where we slowly moved from whatever moved us in any given moment; a nice respite from the crazy and hectic comings and goings that …

An Imprint Reprinted

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

Homemade sugar cookies for my college kids;complete with my signature smiley face It’s that time of year, again… Holiday preparations. Care packages filled with a little love for my college kids to have during their exams. Catching up on paperwork I let go whilst I spent the summer playing and vacationing…. In my queue of story ideas, I have been …

Family Minus One…and Counting

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

Two years ago I went on a two day journey to take my oldest son to college. Today, I am wishing my daughter all the best as she begins the next chapter of her life. I thought she and I had everything covered, all the items she’d need–save for some food items–purchased. HA! We made one trip to the local …

Talking About Sex, Teens, Bedrooms (and Raising Sexual Beings)

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

My college kid’s girlfriend recently came to visit. “That’s fine,” I said, “We’d love to meet her.” “But there’s one stipulation: You can’t share a bedroom.” Now, I’m not naïve. I know many young adults have sex, and these two will soon be twenty-one. Hey, I was once young myself. But I have two teenagers still at home. And one …

Grateful on October 19, 2010

Annah Elizabeth 1 Comment

Well, life has tossed many lemons onto my path this past week, some were downright sour, too. So, since I don’t have an onion to cut open (though I managed to have myself a good cry today, without one!) I think I’ll spend some time focusing on something positive. So, here goes: I am grateful for: 1. A husband who …

Family Minus One

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

In my last post, I spoke about recent concerns with my college-aged son. He’s not very happy with me right now. As such, he hasn’t called home in over a week. He didn’t return my “Just calling to say ‘hi,’ and to tell you I love you,” call. Only a brief, all-you-need-to-know response to a question I texted him. I …

An Almost Adult Story

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

The leaves on the trees are already beginning to turn, just a hint of color, but, nonetheless, color. A few have even begun to flutter to the ground, drifting daintily in the gently breeze. The record temperatures continue here in the northeast, but autumn has signaled her approach. I head back to work next week, as my two younger children go back to …

Family Momentum II

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

Shortly after my daughter’s sixteenth birthday party, my oldest son and I loaded the last few items into his car and headed out on the long journey to college. I must say, a little worry tugged at me. You see, he inherited my stubborn and self-willed genetic traits. What if we don’t get along? How are we going to survive …