Category Archives: family

Inadequate Mothers

I’m so glad I’ve had help. Continue reading

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Rodalena Recipes: Apple Pie

It’s quiet now. We’ve eaten our way through a ridiculous amount of sugary fattening things we attempt to avoid religiously the rest of the year, and had a marvelous feast on top of that, which included homemade apple pie.   All … Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: Go Set a Watchman

(Note to reader: the following review includes vague spoilers; the linked articles give specific ones.) Reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is like unintentionally walking in on a half-dressed bride. Some highly-stressed Aunt Alexandra-type hollered to go get her; … Continue reading

Posted in Bookof Isaiah, Books, Controversy, family, Go Set a Watchman, Growing Up, Harper Lee, Life Lessons, Literature, love, Nostalgia, pain, Racism, Reading, reverence, Rodalena Reviews, Roots, Spiritual Growth, The South | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Interview

What was school like when you were a kid? Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: The Judge

Ally and I love movies. When we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy together, we saw a preview for The Judge, and we looked at each other and said, “Oh yes.” We finally saw the film earlier this week. The … Continue reading

Posted in Actors, Allyson, family, flowers, Hydrangeas, Jr., justice, Language of Flowers, Mercy, movies, pain, Parenting, Robert Duvall, Rodalena Reviews, The Judge, To Kill a Mockingbird | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Addressing the Elephant

She just won’t be ignored anymore. Continue reading

Posted in Elephants, family, honesty, Motherhood, pain | Tagged , , , , | 28 Comments

Gush Gently

God help us all: Pinterest-y Christmases abound. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Christmas, compassion, depression, facebook, family, Grief, holidays, loneliness, pain, photography, Pinterest, pop culture, Social Media, Storms, Stress, Twitter | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Rodalena Rants: Raising Homewreckers

All I’ll say is you were warned. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Controversy, Education, family, Freedom, Fundamentalism, homes, Motherhood, Parenting, Privacy, Social Media, teenagers | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Ericisms: Bowing the Knee and Breaking Bad

Boys will be boys… Continue reading

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Ericisms: Wit and Wishes

Eric’s been talking… Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, childhood, Education, Eric, Ericisms, family, Fathers, Food, happiness, humor, love, Motherhood, Parenting, pop culture, Pulp Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments