Soccer season is in full swing. I didn’t think my daughter would go for it again this year, but she surprised us. Last year, she was just kind of…vanilla about the whole experience. She didn’t hate it but she didn’t love it either. My husband and I were just glad she didn’t ask to quit… Read More Marriage on the Sidelines
Last weekend I spent an overnight at a Girl Scout Camporee with my co-leader and seven 8-year old Brownies. It was our first time together as a troop for the school year and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had just come off of a vacation week of solid “together time” with my own… Read More Let’s Go Camping! It Will Be Fun!
Kids have a way of pushing us out of our comfort zones. I found this to be especially true this weekend while on my first visit to an amusement park with my daughter Zoey. Amusement parks generally aren’t my thing, but summer is halfway over and I felt like we were running short on fun.… Read More Out of My Comfort Zone
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved going to musicals. My parents would take me to every single show the local high school drama club put on. I got to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hello Dolly!, Mame, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, all before I could… Read More A Musical World
I have suffered from depression since I was a kid. I didn’t even know that what I had was an actual “thing”, let alone seek treatment for it, until I was in my late twenties. Looking back, it all makes sense. I used to take incredible risks when I was a kid and was never… Read More This is what the truth looks like: Parenting While Clinically Depressed
It was Tuesday. Day 4 of a loooong weekend that had been a great example of the weather insanity that is New England. We had been stuck inside for most of it. On this particular day, it was raining. When it’s raining and I’m tired, all I want to do is chill and watch TV. … Read More Chopping Together
My daughter is seven and a half years old. We’re at a half-way point. Seven years removed from babyhood, seven years away from life as a full-blown teenager. I was remarking the other day that there’s really not a lot of excitement going on right now in our lives. I feel like being seven puts… Read More The Not Anymores and the Not Yets.
I have nothing in common with Shonda Rhimes. She’s the creator and producer of some of the best shows on TV today: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder. She’s an introvert. She went to an Ivy League college. She was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Help Shape The World.” Yeah, there’s… Read More Just Say Yes
No, I do not want to build a snow man. I just…No. Ugh. I shouldn’t complain, but I’ve been so spoiled with this lovely “Springmas” we’ve been having. And when you’re spoiled that makes reality that much harder. So this morning, I grumbled as I dug out my boots and gloves, grabbed a shovel and… Read More The More Things Stay the Same
When I was a kid, my grandmother would stay over at our house on Christmas Eve every other year. I adored my grandmother and I loved Christmas so I was always happy when it was our year to host her. I got to have two of my favorite things at the same time! Because our… Read More The Magic is Real