Dear Mom of grown children, leave the past behind.  Positive advice and Scripture for "mom guilt". How to make peace with parenting fails - real or imagined

Dear mom of grown children: leave your regrets behind

Ruthie character building, Christian living, Clutter-free mind, Empty nesting, encouragement, Regrouping 10 Comments

Dear mom, I know you wish you could leave your regrets behind. You should have spent more time reading Dr. Seuss and Goodnight Moon. You should have been a stay-at-home mom You should have spoken softer (as in – not yelled) You should have made them stick with piano You should have let them quit piano You should have home …

The Sawyer and Gigi Show

Ruthie Empty nesting 4 Comments

Perilous times, they are upon us I rounded the corner just in time to see the two- year-old slide backwards with the chair he was standing on – its fall narrowly caught by the toy kitchen. Suspended mid-air, he hung onto the counter top. His pursuit?  A Minions band aid box atop the kitchen counter. Hi.  I’m the babysitter. If this sounds creepily familiar …


Ruthie Gray Empty nesting Leave a Comment

Christmas was a little different around here this year.  One less stocking was hung, we had a new little puppy (grand dog) in the mix, and we went over the river and stopped at the ER on the way to grandma’s house. I’d say we’ve done pretty well with the whole “oldest daughter is married” adjustment period.  We love our new …