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Mom keeping son on the straight and narrow

June 25, 2011 So, I have been wracking my brain about this week’s topic since about, um, last Sunday. You’d be surprised how foggy a wasteland the mind of writer can be, even on a clear summer’s mor. more »»

This Father’s Day, don’t forget your Mum

June 19, 2011 It’s Father’s Day 2011 — one very special moment in time for our Dads.  And I want to be sure to salute my dear Pop, my father-in-law, and of course, my son’s Daddy, my husband Kerry. more »»

Finding ‘I love yous’ in sickness and in health

June 12, 2011 There’s really nothing else in the world that says “I love you” like a shoe full of vomit. Honestly. Perhaps a little backtracking is in order. It was about noon last Saturday when it began. more »»

Those unexpected guests on a camping trip

June 5, 2011 Well, it was bound to happen. It’s just that I didn’t expect it to occur on only our second camping jaunt. Yes, you guessed it: We had uninvited guests. more »»

Honoring our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day

May 29, 2011 Here it is, again friends: Memorial Day weeken. more »»

Trying to resist the pangs of puppy love

May 22, 2011 To puppy or not to puppy? That is the question. And the answer is not as easy as picking out a dog collar, my friends. more »»

Mom wants to know, how young is too young?

May 15, 2011 I’ve hinted at this topic in the past. Well, I’ve skirted around the issue, really. more »»

Maternal nuggets from one mom to another

May 8, 2011 Ah, Mother’s Day. more »»

Springing into spring

May 1, 2011 I think spring has finally, FINALLY sprung. Thanks be to God. And now? Camping season. Yes, you read that right. The Kimerers are about to become camperer. more »»

Have the offspring outgrown Easter traditions?

April 24, 2011 Here we are, Easter 2011. more »»

Advice for stupid boys and the girls who like them

April 17, 2011 I know I’ve said this before. I’ll probably say it again, even beyond today’s column. Boys are stupid. Think I’m being too harsh? I give you Exhibit A. more »»

The things that take us back to simpler times

April 10, 2011 I have this very sweet friend named Mary Hazen. She’s a longtime Warren gal. When we worked together some years ago, we discovered we had many shared ideas, beliefs, and life views. more »»

One word can make all the difference

April 3, 2011 It’s funny how one little word can make or break a sentence, a thought, or even an entire legacy. Allow me to backtrack a bi. more »»

The dawning of the age of the curmudgeon

March 27, 2011 So, here I am. 43. Today. By the time most of you read this, I’m guessing it will be official. more »»

A funny thing happened on the way to the airport

March 20, 2011 We’ve all heard it. more »»

Spring is a time of renewal for people as well

March 13, 2011 Ah, finally, we have sprung forward. more »»

Even a child knows Charlie Sheen has lost it

March 6, 2011 At the risk of giving the man any more publicity than he’s already gotten, I really must weigh in on the whole Charlie Sheen debacle. more »»

The best days in life can come unexpectedly

February 27, 2011 Have you ever noticed how, the more you look forward to an event or occurrence, the more lackluster the big day actually seems upon arrival? I don’t know if it’s because we mentally build up... more »»

The scourge of the 21st century: Spam

February 20, 2011 I don’t know how to tell you this, but this could be my final column. more »»

Love stories just in time for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2011 Exactly 16 years and one day ago, my then boyfriend proposed to me. more »»



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