Local Personality BloggerRiley Children’s Foundation, Trisha Shepherd
Four Rules that Save our Family
(AKA the Shepherd Commandments)
November 02, 2014 | 06:40 PM
It's that time of year.
Life has been stuffed with good stuff. It's the busiest time for my work and for Ian's. We've had school festivals for the kids, our annual church retreat to Brown County, a twelfth
Thoughts about daughters and fiddlers
October 12, 2014 | 03:35 PM
Clara's eyes grew wide with shock when I described the concept of a "matchmaker" before taking her to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre last night. It was hard for my modern
My Kind of Hero Quest
A Light Bulb/Ruby Slipper Moment
October 05, 2014 | 08:25 PM
I had a crazy "talking to the TV" moment this evening that helped me figure out the reason behind my lifelong obsession with "The Wizard of Oz." (It turns out it's about more than show tunes and ruby
A Friendship Without Borders
September 12, 2014 | 01:43 PM
My head is still spinning from my unprecedented international adventure last weekend. This busy mama packed her bags, shut off her cell phone data and drove north of the border for a 4-day girls' weekend
"I Can't Say No"
August 26, 2014 | 07:18 PM
I'm sure my title here is misleading, considering this is for the most part a parenting blog. I really CAN say "no" to my kids, and I do when I need to.
The thing I have a harder time saying "no" to
August 22, 2014 | 04:31 PM
I had a moment earlier this week that made me laugh out loud, then stop and think. Sometimes, those kinds of moments make good stories other people might get something out of. So I snapped a picture,
No More Tears
Why I am boycotting sadness about childhood milestones
August 14, 2014 | 07:09 PM
I've been watching lots of friends posts lately about their kids' first days of school. Many of them are filled with pangs of mourning over "where did the time go," and that ripped-apart feeling that
The Best Friendship Lesson I Ever Taught My Kids
August 02, 2014 | 08:44 AM
I want to tell you a story about friendship.
It's a story I've told my kids dozens of times - a true story, that is about to open a new chapter.
Once upon a time, in a seventh grade science classroom,
Best Date Ever
What a night at the theatre taught me about my middle child
July 10, 2014 | 08:11 AM
I think as parents we can all recognize when one of our kids is screaming out for more of our attention. They get more emotional, more clingy, more dramatic, and once in a while, their head spins around
The Odd Couple
June 28, 2014 | 09:17 PM
On the way to today's ballgame, I watched in the rear-view mirror as my son Calvin's face shifted from distaste to horror to shell-shocked despair. Life was being drained out of him, slowly and painfully.