Finn is now six months. Six months! In the beginning, I thought by six months I'd be an exceptional parent and pretty much know everything there is to know. Now I know the truth- not a chance. I may never know. We had our first Christmas together. It was a strange one with ice, illnesses,… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Finn at Six Months
Me too. I don't identify sexual harassment and assault as only being experienced by women. I don't identify the assailant with always being a man. But what I do know, is it's prevalent and we live in a culture of "shame", secrecy, and disbelief. The "Me too" campaign has made me revisit some old haunts… Continue reading Time for Reflection: Me Too
Today I'm grateful for the time someone takes to say, "Bless you" or "Gesundheit" when someone sneezes. I'm aware this isn't always the practice and I understand. I try not to take it personally. My oldest sister always makes a point- whether in a theater, a classroom, a store, in a quiet room, or in… Continue reading Time for Gratitude: December 28, 2016
We were born the same, you and I. Born to loving parents. Born and brought into a world of hope and possibility. We were both raised in good families. Taught by people who inspire others. We took the same classes, read the same books, knew the same people. We laugh at the same things. You bring me… Continue reading Time for Friendship: We Are the Same
Today I'm grateful for slower mornings, cups of coffee, and not needing to be anywhere at any certain time.
Today I'm grateful for silly squirrels. We feed them critter crunch in our backyard and I love mornings when I can watch them play and scavenge.
Today I'm grateful for my cuddly pug who always greets me after long days of work.
Thankful today for promises of new beginnings. Wherever and whenever we find them.
Today I'm grateful for sports. I don't normally watch sports. I certainly don't play sports. But, on nights such as the night of game 7 of the World Series, when people from all types of backgrounds get together and have an universal excitement over one event- it reminds me of what a small world we… Continue reading Time for Gratitude: November 2, 2016
Gratitude is something I feel everyday. I have feelings of great gratitude- due to events or generosity of others. There are also the "small things" that make me grateful. Sunshine, kitty cuddles, a bowl of good soup, or the other things that make me happy to be alive- and grateful for all I have. So,… Continue reading Time for Gratitude: November 1, 2016