I recently had coffee with my younger brother.  Naturally the conversation turned to our parents and the way they raised us.  My brother does not believe that one’s childhood affects one for the rest of one’s life.  “How is it possible that 11 or 12 years – the years between 4 and 16 – shape… Read More Balancing

“Write about how much you hate your life and how everything sucks.”

I was out on this beautiful fall Sunday taking a rare walk with my husband and daughter when, thinking aloud, I said, “I have no idea what to blog about this week.”  My husband, only half joking, replied, “Write about how much you hate your life and how everything sucks.”  And so, in the absence… Read More “Write about how much you hate your life and how everything sucks.”

Keeping Score

You know what I need to avoid? Stuff that makes me feel all resentful and annoyed. You know what makes me feel all resentful and annoyed? Keeping score. But yet, sometimes, I JUST CAN’T HELP MYSELF. GAH! Why can’t my husband just put his dirty glass in the sink instead of right. near. the. sink?… Read More Keeping Score


Hey there, Supermom. Yeah, I’m talking to you. If you don’t feel as though you’ve earned that title, you are dead wrong. Granted, some days and weekends are less productive than others, but I hope that you recognize the fact that you are a multitasking, plate spinning, super talented woman who is actually doing more than… Read More Supermom

Hitting Reset

Easter did not go as planned. We went for a really nice family run in the morning, but short fuses got lit and my husband and I visited our respective families — solo. It wasn’t a really big deal, as neither of our small families had anything big planned. He and my daughter went to… Read More Hitting Reset

Balancing Act

My ability to balance work and family has been seriously put to the test lately. I’m sure you’ve been there, or are possibly feeling the same way now. There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. You’re feeling pulled in ten million directions at once and if one more thing… Read More Balancing Act