Growing Up In The Valley
Growing Up In The Valley

Posts by Peg McGuire

All the Time, No Matter What

A long time ago, I was in control of my life. I had a good job, traveled, watched an entire television show from start to finish, and went to the bathroom all by myself. And then I fell in love and became a mother. And that’s where my life went off the rails. In a…

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Just Keep One….

  Just Keep One…… by Peg McGuire A week before Christmas, I sat on our couch, watching television, with Timothy, my sweet and sensitive 10-year-old. It was our prime time — the quiet Sunday evening moments after football and dinner, but before the chaos of the get-ready-for-Monday-and-bedtime routine.  The quiet moment was interrupted by a…

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Elf on a Shelf: Keeps Kids Nice, Makes Parents Crazy

I’ll admit it. I’m gullible. I fell for the Elf on a Shelf craze. The premise: The elf — we named him Sparky — sits on a shelf and watches my boys from the moment they wake until they fall to sleep. Each night, Sparky flies off to the North Pole to reports all the…

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