Eight Tips for Living the Good Life

I’m now over 40. How much over, never you mind. It took this long to realise what I can control to feel content and satisfied most days. I’m no expert, but here are my suggestions for The Good Life. What would you add to the list? Wear what makes you happy.  Follow the trends ifContinue reading “Eight Tips for Living the Good Life”

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The Eight Signs of Success

Dear child, As your parent, I’m responsible for teaching you many crucial skills and lessons. I’m responsible for making sure you eat an actual fruit and/or vegetable, at least once a day. I’m responsible for teaching you to care for your body, and no, showers are not optional. I’m responsible for making sure you treatContinue reading “The Eight Signs of Success”

Waiting and Patience

Remember our old friend, Waiting? He used to hang out with Patience, but now that I think of it, I haven’t seen either of them for quite a while. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Quick and Easy, I’m human after all. Next day delivery is magical, but what have we traded forContinue reading “Waiting and Patience”

Love is Three Flavors of Jello

My son was scheduled for a medical procedure in which the day before he has to be on a clear liquid diet. Not fun for anyone, but especially not for a growing, typically ravenous tween. To try to alleviate some of the misery, we went overboard buying about every single item on the list ofContinue reading “Love is Three Flavors of Jello”

Experiences Over Things

My family was fortunate to take a road trip to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains recently. This wasn’t our usual spring break trip, but wanted to do something as safely as possible. Between being able to drive, rent a stand alone house, and enjoy the outdoors, we figured it was the best choiceContinue reading “Experiences Over Things”

I’ve Been Missing You

My dear little one, this morning you were annoyed with your silly mom for watching an old video of three-year-old you pretending to write and perform a song in your bedroom. Recording through the open crack in your door, I observed you “writing” down your lyrics as you practiced them out loud. Once you wereContinue reading “I’ve Been Missing You”

In Search of Empathy

For every happy, thoughtful post, there is the challenging day that doesn’t get shared. For every  parenting success, there will soon come a parenting stumble. Every job success is tempered by internal politics and optics. No one has perfected living through this life, and if they claim to, you might want to check what they’veContinue reading “In Search of Empathy”

A Boy Mom on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, 2021, is International Woman’s Day. As a woman, I think we are pretty amazing creatures. I’m grateful to those in my life that have encouraged me to be the person I wanted to be, regardless of societal expectations and standards. As a young girl I wasn’t interested in dresses and long, oftenContinue reading “A Boy Mom on International Women’s Day”