July, 2012

Mother of four volunteers for Olympics – as Team Mom

July 31, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 07/30/12 edition of The Goshen News. Pick me! Pick me! It was shocking. There they were, the elite cyclists in the racing world, climbing one of the Pyrenees Mountains in the Tour de France. Demonstrating incredible strength and conditioning, they were conquering that slope, perched […]

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When your backside’s gettin’ crispy

July 27, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“I wish He’d turn me over.  My backside’s crispy gettin’ crispy.”  That’s what came out of my mouth several nights ago, walking the road with my favorite person in the whole, wide world, Mr. Schrock. The rains had come.  Drought still gripped the land, but the liquid gold, so long delayed, had begun to fall, […]

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For spiritual drought, we need the rain of revival

July 24, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 07/23/12 edition of The Goshen News.  It was written and submitted two days before the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  Oh, how our country needs rain! It pained me to see it. Driving along, the signs were stark, sobering. Past lawns, dry and brown. Past […]

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When life stinks (look up)

July 20, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

I didn’t know I was doing it.  Not really.  Not until I glanced up and saw what stretched before. We’ve been walking, The Mister and I, logging three miles a night.  “See you later,” we tell the kids, lacing up our sneakers and hitting the door. Some nights, we’re in more of a hurry.  Depending […]

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Parents spring for espresso, chocolate patches, offer children chamomile

July 17, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 07/16/12 edition of The Goshen News.   It had taken a crowbar to do it.  That, and Mr. Schrock’s famous limb, the Left Leg of Leverage, to fit us all into the truck. The holiday had come. With the ban on burning and shooting off […]

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The One who carries the load, holds your hand

July 16, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“Three months.”  That’s what she says today, tears leaking.  I listen, coffee steaming in the mug like prayers rising. “It’s three months, and we’re all undone.  I don’t know why it’s hitting us like this now, here.”  I feel it, too; tears leaking, heart paining.  “The one,” she nearly groans. “One gets up every morning […]

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It’s no boy club, he’s right (but I love my girls)

July 12, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Hopefully, this will be one of the last posts on this blog.  We’re very close to launching the brand-new website with giveaways and pictures and all kinds of great stuff.  Stay tuned right here, and I’ll announce it the minute it’s ready! “Mama, come jump!”  It’s Little, my blue-eyed, suntanned Child of Summer.  He’s grinning […]

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Period prays to be a comma, shakes mom’s composure

July 10, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 07/09/12 edition of The Goshen News. Like a bolt of lightning flung from the heavens, he dropped it in my lap. “I’d like a sister,” he said, peering meaningfully at me. I think I croaked. I know I spluttered from somewhere beneath the desk where […]

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Writer calls for more “pink think” in the family

July 6, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column comes from the archives.  Just having come through a challenging week, I’m taking a break by sharing this classic piece.  And after noting the depressing headlines on my favorite news website, I’m doing my civic duty by offering up some humor to take you into the weekend.  Happy Friday! […]

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Mother talks turkey (and ice cream) with the mayor

July 3, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 07/02/12 edition of The Goshen News.  Mayor Bloomberg, let’s talk. If there were an encyclopedic set entitled “Great Mysteries of Modern Life,” this one would fill an entire volume of its own. It ranks right up there with “Where Do All the Socks Go” and […]

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