The Lesson My Son Taught Me

I wrote this a couple weeks back but didn't have time to get back to it until now. Even though National Novel Writing Month is over, the lesson my son taught me applies to more than writing. It's a life lesson. Today the 5:30 am wake-up call got old. Correction; it got old a few … Continue reading The Lesson My Son Taught Me

When The World Changes

Do you remember a time when you entered a new phase in life?  Suddenly you felt like you were living on another planet?  I remember bringing my second son home from the hospital on New Year’s Eve Day, happy to be home but as my twenty-two month buzzed around me, oblivious to the new baby, … Continue reading When The World Changes

Things We’ve Done Well As Moms

Once again it’s that awful Sunday in May knocking on our doors.  The knocking, at first, is soft but as the week goes on, it progressively gets louder, more insistent.  I don’t want to answer because when I do, the lies, the disappointment with myself, and the feelings of failure come pouring in.  Every single … Continue reading Things We’ve Done Well As Moms

Non-Mother’s Day

Can I tell you a secret? Most years I hate Mother’s Day.  There, I said it. And I’m a Mom. I understand what it’s like to want a child and not have one. I’ve hated those Mother”s Days too.  So I feel a little guilty because now that I am a mom I still don’t … Continue reading Non-Mother’s Day

Why Good Manners Matter

This morning as I went to enter a coffee establishment, a young teen was just a couple of steps ahead of me. He surprised me by holding the door open for me and letting me pass through first. He wasn’t much more than fifteen. I thanked him and walked in. He left a positive impression … Continue reading Why Good Manners Matter

The Beauty of Unique

Some people think I’m crazy because I like winter. There’s something magical about snow, especially the first snowfall. It falls like a blanket over the city, muting the noise and casting an ethereal beauty. If it’s nighttime it’s even better because the silence is deafening and the black night and white snow contrast each other … Continue reading The Beauty of Unique