Category Archives: mothering

Second Chance at a Happy Childhood

Readers often ask how it was possible for me to have children to have a happy home life after everything I’d been through as a child, teenager and young adult and having had a role model like Mother.  I tell them that having children has been for me a second chance to have a happy childhood by giving my children one.  And as for not having a mothering role model, I kind of made one up.  When faced with a question or challenge with my kids, I’d often ask myself what Georgann would do and then… do the opposite.  It’s worked out quite well.  My son Harry graduated from high school this week and my daughter Grace is a delightful middle schooler.