Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
Thank you so much for your comments. It was so affirming and great to have you read my blog and comment on it! Sometimes I feel I am having that dream where I am screaming and noone can hear me- in the blogging world I am not screaming - but still if noone hears it .....
well- anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my blog and make a comment!
Love your name, by the way- my friend named her daughter Laurel and I adore the name!
Just read your comment in Moms of Boys and thought I would stop in to say "Hi!". I have a special day like that, too. Even though I love spending time with my kids, there is something so delicious about those few brief hours when you can type a sentence, talk on the phone, or take a nap without someone hollering "Mom..."
I took a peek at your blog. I loved the pine cone turkey and "Can't Sleep" was wonderful. I feel the exact same way. It was much less common to home school when we sent our now teenager to kindergarten. (She is now about to graduate high school.) I have been really amazed at how our beliefs and morals have been undermined almost daily in school. The sad part is that the majority of the questionable discussions usually have not been by/with other kids but instigated by the teachers who are simply trying every trick in their bag to engage the students. As a result, my hubby and I are really struggling trying to decide what is the best road to take for our almost five year old. I wish you (all of us really) luck!
Parenting teens is hard enough, but parenting a troubled teen can feel impossible. Most parents simply don’t have the training in psychotherapy techniques, communication skills, and mentoring necessary to guide a teen through the troubled years of adolescence, especially when that teen is also struggling with mental…