Ask yourself the following question: How will I spend the next 50 birthdays? We spend countless hours planning and celebrating our kids’ birthdays, but rarely take a moment to think of our own.
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As the pressures of present day living fade away for a short while, she stops thinking about what everyone thinks of her. She can simply be herself.
Who do you spend more time with….your device or your family? Take a hard and fast look at how much time you are spending turning to a device instead of your loved ones. In a 2017 New York Times article, recent studies indicate that people check their smartphones more than 150 times per day and wouldn’t even […]
A couple of weeks ago a group of friends and I were discussing our marriages. We have all been married in spans ranging from 5-17 years. The topic came up as to whether or not we were still attracted to our spouses. Some answered they definitely were, while others said, “Not so much.” I’m inquisitive, […]
The sun hasn’t yet risen and we’re awake – my son and I. We’ve been awake for a couple of hours already. I think to myself, “Is my pre-toddler aspiring to be a future farmer?” As he energetically plays with toys, cute babble narrating his adventures, I feel like I’m in another world. I groggily […]
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person. It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting. As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]
Everyone loves to tell young moms, “The days are long, but the years are short!” I believe that statement to be true, but I also know that this mothering generation is fighting a new battle against the ever powerful Social Media Monster. With every mom now stuck in the crushing cycle of comparing their insides to everyone […]
It was the Monday after daylight saving time and I’d been traveling all weekend. Exhausted, overwhelmed, and trying to catch up, I sat down for a moment to breathe. That’s when the text came through from my oldest, “You want to come watch the team play?” She was at the tennis courts watching her team […]
It was an election. It was ugly. But it is over. We need to figure out a way to set aside politics and look our neighbors in the eyes again. We need to rediscover civility. Why? Because America is bigger than any politician. America is stronger than any political party. Politics Is a Nasty Business […]
A few months ago, I finished up a yoga class with a few balance poses. These were not hard poses. They were poses I had done for a while. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to find my balance. I was all over the place and getting frustrated when the teacher called out, “Don’t […]