Hi there! I’m Beth. Secret confession: Before my daughter was born, I researched, as I do everything, how to meet other parents. That research ultimately resulted in the creation of “mom cards,” a.k.a. business cards for all those times you meet other moms in the park and want to be able to quickly exchange contact
I remember a my father asking me, in genuine perplexity a couple of decades ago, why I was still in therapy after 13 sessions. Surely, whatever’s got your goat must be identified and fixed by then, right? What could be so wrong that I still need to go? As much as I shrugged and laughed
I catch myself watching my children when they don’t even notice. When they don’t know I’m looking, they are a tad more relaxed, a bit less inhibited, more free. I consider myself particularly blessed when I catch them playing with each other. Navigating roles, relationships and preferences, they play with each other, each taking a few risks
At this point in my life, when the “reminders” come they don’t take my breath or presence of mind like they once did. I automatically look around whatever room I’m in and notice who I am with. I pay attention to the sights, sounds, smells and breathe deeply. After a couple of decades of practice, keeping myself “here
I am not October’s biggest fan. I love fall. I love the cool mornings, windows open all night, foliage, the crunch of leaves under my feet. I enjoy running with less heat and humidity. The kids play outside more. We go outside and look at the stars every night before bed. Everything starts smelling like pumpkins and apples.
“The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It’s fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming.“ – Maya Angelou I was introduced to Maya Angelou like many of us, as a high school student