From June, 1998 to September 2002, I regularly wrote guest columns for the local paper, the Cedar Rapids Gazette. These columns grew out of my experiences and reflections on being the mother of two small boys.
As parents know, there are plenty of
stories to tell about raising small
children. To write these columns, I began with an experience that
surprised, or discouraged me--and went from there. I wrote about two
columns during that four years.
Here are some of my favorites.