Happy “Golden” Birthday, Hunter!

On August 20, 1997, at 3:14 p.m. via c-section, my first-born, Hunter James entered the world.  I didn’t know it at the time as an 18-year-old new mother but Hunter was the first best decision of my life. I’ve told him that many times. He gave me purpose, a footing in life and direction when I […]

Trump, Clinton: my girls split their votes

My daughters came home from school yesterday talking about their school’s mock election. I have kept the television off and their opinions of the Presidential election haven’t been influenced much by my husband and me. We’ve insulated and protected them, on purpose. What was interesting to me is they both felt conflicted with their vote, […]

First UND home football game

Hunter left home in early July for summer school and daily football workouts. He hasn’t been home since but visits my parents at the farm which is an hour from where he attends college now at the University of North Dakota. Our prairie home to his dorm is 240 miles. We’re learning the fastest routes […]