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When did my daughter become my adversary?

When did my daughter become my adversary?

I can still remember the way she looked on my chest. Wet from the womb, her eyes wild and her chin, strong and angular, jutted out at me as if in an immediate assertion of dominance. She’s always been strong. Strong minded, strong willed. So strong, in fact, that she left a large, deep bruiseRead More

72 pounds

72 pounds

My ears throb. My throat aches. My head swims. A sinus and ear infection has rendered momma weak. I flop onto the couch. Dressed in a t-shirt, my husband’s mesh shorts, and an oversize lavender fleece robe, I am a picture of motherly frump. I feel tired. And while my sweet husband cooks a heartyRead More

Giveaway: Beautiful, Educational eBooks from Chungaboo

Giveaway: Beautiful, Educational eBooks from Chungaboo

Our friends at Chungaboo (an innovative, family-owned and oriented publishing company that creates highly interactive, educational content), are so excited about their new eBook, The Well, that they’re generously giving three Mom on the Range readers a set of three e-books (Teya Toucan & Youcan Too!, The Color Door, and The Well). These books areRead More

I am so in love with my children.

I am so in love with my children.

There are times when things settle down, when the crying subsides, when the whining takes a break, and I can simply enjoy the presence of my children. We’re entering an “easier” season of parenthood, sure to be followed by a hard one. But I don’t want to worry about that. I just want to enjoy.Read More

I just want to buy her the stupid Cinderella dress.

I just want to buy her the stupid Cinderella dress.

“I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Oooooooh!” Now, instead of a round-faced spectacled young boy, picture a curly-haired, green-eyed young girl saying: “I want a Cinderella dress that lights up with a Cinderella ring and a Cinderella salon. Oooooooh!” With Ralphie-like enthusiasm, my preschooler knows what she wantsRead More

11 years before this photo was taken…

11 years before this photo was taken…

…I went on a date with a young man. One I’d met while we both worked at Sheplers, after I’d asked him to “clean my boots.” (Read the full story here.) He was charming, and funny, and handsome, and I fell head over western heel. Yesterday, that same young man had his attention on anotherRead More