There is just something about November that seems to invite reflection. In my family, there is a calmness, following a sports-fueled Fall. The days are brisker and darker and I find myself wanting to breathe out and enjoy the quiet. Life, briefly, slows down. Three years ago, I shared a number of things I was
I’ve yoyoed between gaining and losing five to ten pounds several times in the past five years. While that might not seem like a lot of weight, at 5’1’’ five to ten pounds makes a difference. I’ve told myself it’s not a big deal. It’s all part of the aging process and having kids, right?
My youngest daughter recently informed me she didn’t feel like it was really fall. Despite the front lawn covered in red and yellow leaves and the chill in the air, it really did not really did not feel like fall. She then asked why we didn’t go pumpkin picking or on a hayride like we
There was anguish in her cries. And frustration. And sheer exhaustion. And yet the next day, there she was again, with breakfast on the table, school lunches packed, and our clothes laid out for school.
I’ve been critical of “baby-friendly” hospitals for years, writing about them first in a piece titled, Bye-Bye Hospital Nurseries? back in 2013, with a follow up piece in 2014, and then in 2015. It’s now 2019 and this issue is not going away. As I scrolled my Facebook feed last night I saw a friend
Have you ever paused to see the parallels about yourself? Often times, the physical state of my house is in alignment with the internal emotional state within my mind and my body. When my house is in disarray, I can often pause and do a “check-in” with myself to see how I am feeling. The
A year ago this month I wrote a post that I had been thinking about writing for a long time titled When Friendship Ends. I wrote about how there are so many songs written about breaking up with a romantic partner, but where are the ballads, and poems, and comforting books when a friendship ends?
You guys! It’s been way too long! I have to tell you, for a while now I’ve been thinking my blogging days might be over. I had a good run, but maybe it’s time to throw in the towel. But then a few things happened that made me reconsider. I should start off
We knew for the past month or so that our dog would not be making it through another winter. He had bad hips from the start, but after approximately 14.5 years, our rescue pup was finally running out of steam. He has had a great run. Our pup joined our family before we even were
I have a looonnnggg commute. I get stuck in Hartford traffic every.single.morning. To make my commute more bearable I started listening to podcasts about two years ago. I thought I’d share a few of my regulars, perhaps a few you may not have heard of and can now enjoy too. They are not listed in