Tag Archives: Grammy

Grammy’s Baked Ziti

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday I made baked ziti for Peanut’s school picnic, from Grammy’s recipe. It was my favorite meal growing up, but took a long time to prepare, so we didn’t have it more than a few times … Continue reading

Posted in Mama | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Munchkin’s Shadow

Dear Peanut, Whatever Munchkin has, you want, too. Whatever Munchkin does, you want to do, too. This desire has manifested in many ways, not the least of which is demanding a barrette in your hair whenever we’re doing Munchkin’s. Your … Continue reading

Posted in Munchkin, Peanut | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christian Parenting Handbook: an author’s defense of including the chapter on spanking

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday, I shared my concerns about including a chapter on spanking in The Christian Parenting Handbook. I mentioned that one of the authors took the time to respond when I wrote to them. Here is what … Continue reading

Posted in Mama | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Christian Parenting Handbook

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, A few weeks ago, I received a free e-copy of The Christian Parenting Handbook. I had heard about the organization behind it, The National Center for Biblical Parenting, and signed up for free email tips a … Continue reading

Posted in Mama | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why did your mom die?

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday as we were getting in the car, Munchkin asked, “Did your mom die?” This is one of the questions she knows the answer to, but still likes to ask now and then for confirmation. “Yes, … Continue reading

Posted in Mama, Munchkin, Peanut | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, When I was a kid and upset that I couldn’t have something, or I couldn’t have my way, my mom would often sing: You can’t always get what you wa-a-ant. No, you can’t always get what … Continue reading

Posted in Mama, Munchkin, Peanut | Tagged , | Leave a comment

For Munchkin with Love

Dear Munchkin, A few weeks ago, somebody suggested a weighted blanket might help you settle down for sleep. She said they weren’t too difficult to make, and an internet search would quickly produce instructions. So I searched. In addition to sewing instructions, … Continue reading

Posted in Mama, Munchkin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment