Like millions of other parents, we just dropped our eldest kid off to college. This is my experience. I'd imagine anyone in the same boat feels much the same way.
My father-in-law died this past weekend. His passing rocked everyone's world, including mine. This is my tribute to his life and what he meant to me.
Listen to the stories of other women. Hear what they have to say before you judge them. Have compassion and empathy. Your moral compass may differ from theirs, but their life is just that - theirs, not yours. This is a women's health issue, not a political one. It's for women and their doctors to decide what's best.
I’ve been a parent for 20 years now. 20 years is a long time. My child is 20. I have to keep saying that because it is so unbelievable that it is the truth.
COVID - that spiky nuisance. The dreaded virus that we have been trying so diligently to avoid. It finally invaded, and I am accepting that after over two years, it's my turn. But not before I was able to celebrate my kid's big day.
I made my first trip back to Houston since Mom died a year and a half ago. This post journals my quick trip, dipping my toes back in southern waters.
Today, my daughter and I spent a little time in the kitchen on our day off making banana bread. It's a great way to build some culinary confidence while making something delicious.
My daughter is in her second year of college. After many years of crippling mental health struggles, many directly related to high school, she is finally on a healthy upward trajectory, developing a personally satisfying academic career. She is organized, diligent, precise, and a formidable student. Taking ownership of her education, she is eating up… Continue reading These are the moments when it hits me the hardest that Mom is gone.
I had a dream about Mom. It’s actually a pretty rare occurrence that I remember any part of my dreams, and even rarer that she makes an appearance in them. When those wake me up in the middle of the night, I think it bears recording.
t’s been a long time coming. We hadn’t been away from the house for more than several of hours, much less an overnight. For a long stretch, maybe 5 or 6 years, we have had so many reasons to stay home. Kids, anxious pets, viral pandemic - they all gave us more than enough pause to do anything that was just the two of us.