Once I had explained our reasons for naming our friends legal guardian and reassured her that she would be part of Sam’s life, no matter what, things were easier. The honesty felt good.
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Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations. A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]
I went to Columbine High School. Remember that name? It was the site of one of deadliest school shootings in American history. Two students killed 13 classmates, then committed suicide in the library. Most people remember where they were when the World Trade Center fell. I do, too. But just as vividly, I remember the day […]
The simplest thing I can think of is putting an ad out there. I’m talking Craigslist want ads. I mean how much more men friendly can we get? They don’t need some lengthy post going on about their feelings, and desires. Dad’s just want to get straight to the point of it all. They don’t […]
So often I enter a new year with high hopes that it will be the “best ever.” I’ll leave the drama behind, cut out negativity, good things will manifest and all my worries will fade away. I imagine I’ll spontaneously drop to my pre-pregnancy weight, I’ll find the money for a stellar beach vacation, and […]
In the end people remember less about things that you think are weird about yourself, or what you wore, or how much you weigh. Instead they remember how you made them feel.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
Hello, Mamas! When was the last time you sat and chatted over coffee with a friend? That’s what I thought. I can’t remember either! Social media has taken the place of our “village” in many ways. We use it to stay in contact with far flung family and friends, as well as crowd source […]
I often feel like I’m charging forward in life, while my heart runs behind me, trying to catch up. Journaling and physical movement provide much-needed space to “metabolize” emotion, so-to-speak, so that I can face life with clarity. This alone is worth the time investment required.