Ever since I can remember holding a pen, I remember writing. Words are my constant companion, my solace, my connection to humanity. I write because I must, but I also write to share a common experience. If one of my sentences makes you feel like you are not alone in this wide world, then I have done my job. We have so much to share as human beings, don’t we? Thank you for letting me share my words.
The Scary Query
October 28, 2014 | 11:53 AM
Like most human beings, we have a great deal going on in our lives right now. Some things I can write about, others not so much.
But here's something: I just returned from a glorious week at the 2014
Rules for Dating My Daughter
October 08, 2014 | 11:40 AM
One thing I love about Facebook is keeping up with friends, relatives, and old neighbors that I no longer get to see on a regular basis. I especially enjoyed scrolling through the shots of all my kids'
The Trouble with Teens
October 03, 2014 | 08:03 AM
Whenever I mention that I have three teenagers and one on the precipice, I tend to get responses like, "Whoa" and "Good luck with that" and "Better you than me."
It surprises me, really, this attitude
Feeding the Family
September 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM
I’m making dinner tonight.
This may not seem like a great and noble feat to many of you, but then, you’ve probably never been subjected to my mad culinary skills (or lack thereof). Chris has to mold
September 23, 2014 | 09:06 AM
Seventeen short years ago, I reeked of spoiled milk. Our firstborn was a spitter-upper of epic proportions. We always advised friends and family to hold him facing outward, or they'd inevitably end up
Turn, Turn, Turn
September 16, 2014 | 09:05 AM
Yesterday was the release of My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. It's a beautiful collection, penned by many gifted writers. What an honor it is to share these pages with
It Doesn't Hurt to Smile
September 10, 2014 | 08:12 AM
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~ Mother Teresa
The last time my 83-year-old mother-in-law visited, I asked how she was feeling. It's a valid question. She has, after all,
In Celebration of Potatoes
September 09, 2014 | 08:08 AM
Our local high school Homecoming is fast approaching, so I asked the three oldest who planned to attend. Sam, of course, is all in. Gus, as usual, is on the fence. Mary Claire was an adamant when hell
August 27, 2014 | 08:06 AM
On the way home from school yesterday, I was chatting with my three youngest kids about their day, their homework, their evening plans.
And this theme kept repeating:
"I'm so stressed out. I have so
Cross-Country Friendship Lessons for My Daughter
August 25, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Living in three different states over the course of four years is a revelation in many ways. The experience shines a light on the people in our lives, on those who choose to stay… and on those who don’t.