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.
Sunshine and Flowers
December 30, 2014 | 01:36 PM
Last year at our local high school, a young girl committed suicide after being bullied. We were still relatively new to the community, my kids did not know her, we didn’t know the family. But, of course,
A Questionable(?) Act of Kindness
December 18, 2014 | 08:28 AM
Over the weekend, football player Chad Johnson left a Canadian server a $300 tip because "Sundays are slow." Then he took a picture of the receipt and Tweeted it to his followers.
And then the Internet
In Dog Years
December 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Every year, the holiday season feels a little different than the one before. When our kids were little and wide-eyed, Christmas was Magical and Big and Festive, and I was a hurried, harried, sleep-deprived
Be the One
December 01, 2014 | 04:14 PM
Yesterday was extra-special.
It wasn't because we picked out our beautiful (and HUGE… like, bent-over-at-the-ceiling sized) Christmas tree or gorged on Thanksgiving leftovers or lounged around in the
It Can Wait
November 22, 2014 | 09:41 AM
I have a dear friend who is also a high-powered business woman. She is a smart, savvy, successful entrepreneur who closes multi-million dollar deals one minute, leads a national women's organization the
November 16, 2014 | 11:13 AM
Sam wrecked our Tahoe Friday night. He had six of his friends in the car, and they were coming home from a high school football game in a neighboring town.
Thirty-one days ago, he totaled his own car.
From Boy to Man
November 06, 2014 | 08:03 AM
Hey, World! I'd like to introduce you to your newest adult. Statistically, the United States alone is celebrating 12,000 new adults today (give or take a few), but I happen to know one of them pretty
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