A week ago, I was laid off. No advanced warning, no idea at all that it was coming. After working as a paralegal with my law firm for 11 years, I was out the door for good in 10 minutes. Seventeen years ago (HOW has it been that long?!), I graduated from Mount Holyoke College… Read More Laid Off – So Now What?
A year ago today, I received a devastating phone call from my father. After being cancer free for 7 years, a scan showed a recurrence of lung cancer he had battled in 2006/2007. To say that my world was rocked is a huge understatement. There are so many emotions when you receive news like that. … Read More Strength Courage Hope Faith
I’m writing this post from my bathtub. Seriously. After an incredibly busy day, including a Santa pancake breakfast, the Ugly Sweater Run, and a Fresh Beat Band concert, Momma needs a little “me time”. Whether it’s because of the holidays or just the craziness of life, I’m finding more and more lately that time for… Read More “Me Time”
This week, our family will say goodbye to a woman who has helped raise our children since they were born. Avery has been our nanny for almost six years, and because the kids will be in school full days this year, her position has come to an end. I’ve been bracing myself for what will… Read More Saying Goodbye
This morning at camp dropoff, I was chatting with a friend and looked down to see that the hem of my shirt was coming undone. I said, “I’m unraveling.” We both laughed and said, “Literally and figuratively!” It’s true. Today, and many other days lately, I feel like I’m unraveling. Sometimes it’s only one thread,… Read More I’m Unraveling
My husband John and I decided several months ago that we wouldn’t be taking a summer vacation. I need to save all of my vacation time to attend upcoming doctors’ appointments with my father (another post to follow about that, I’m sure). Then, about a month ago, John asked me if I would mind if… Read More ♪ All By Myself ♪
For the majority of my life – from my teens on – I’ve had “body issues.” I was always a bit chunky, which was cute when I was in my single digit years, but not so much in junior high and high school. In college, I definitely put on the freshman 15…or 20, and just… Read More This Year