When the Right Thing Turns Out Wrong

When the Right Thing Turns Out Wrong

I was probably seven when, at a friend’s house, we found a nest full of baby birds. I looked at the birds and saw their necks stretched upward and their beaks wide open. It was the first time I’d seen baby birds up close. Curious, I touched one of the...
Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

I’m the mom of a high school senior. For the fourth time. My last time. Being an experienced parent doesn’t lessen the emotions that come from reading a simple letter from the high school listing the end of year graduation activities. A letter that makes you cry...
When Mother’s Day is Not a Happy Day

When Mother’s Day is Not a Happy Day

Mother’s Day can be painful amidst the flowers and cards. Amidst the Mom messages everywhere on social media, there is hurt, sadness, grief, and loss. Many moms and daughters, sons, and dads have mixed emotions on Mother’s Day. But you won’t see it...
Lessons from the Classroom of Parenting

Lessons from the Classroom of Parenting

This month I’m living out of all what Fledge is about. Raising. Releasing. And the end of parenting kids in childhood. As my youngest received several scholarship and leadership awards, along with being a valedictorian and class president, there was a feeling of...

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