Ann Cooper McCauley

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Category Archives: Struggles of Parenting

Living in the Middle

The silhouette of my tiny granddaughter, Aria, toddling down the hallway left a permanent stamp in my head. The Fourth of July, she wore her stars and stripes dress. Her hair, just long enough for a two inch ponytail, bobbed up and down. And with one of her feet turning slightly inward, her trot down […]

I Can’t Get It Right

  “I told you! Clean this room. I’m going to have an aneurism for heaven’s sake!” God, they never listen. I don’t mean to yell all the time, but they won’t change. No matter the reward system—no matter the work of instilling pride in them for what they own and how to take care of […]

What? I Love Myself More Than My Children?

My three year old bolted like a charging horse into his Sunday school classroom. I snuggled my soon-to-be toddler closer, shut my eyes, and headed toward the nursery. One hour of peace. Praise the Lord. Naptime the next day, I closed the bedroom door on my sleeping boys and had similar thoughts. Two hours of […]