This month was themed driving through and overcoming obstacles. My blogs: Taking More Control, Your Center Spot, Pushing Through Pain, and Moving Roadblocks, touched on the work we individually have to do in order to move forward. On May 7th, 2011 my Mom died. I needed to practice taking control when life happened, connecting with [...]
Our relationships shape us and shake us. They can build us up and, at times, tear us down. Through the good, the bad and the ugly, these are the people we share our lives with. This is our safe place to vent, dissect the dysfunction, mend the past and honor the bonds.
As we trade in the winter boots and coats for shorts and flip-flops, I am reminded of something else in my life that is leaving for the season…my little sister. Like the brave and courageous young woman that she is, she ventures out west this spring to pursue her career as a costume designer. She’s only [...]
What time of year do you think most about family? For a lot of people, it’s the fall and winter holidays, but for me, it’s the summer. Graduations, weddings, reunions, and just plain grilling outside; warm weather is a time to kick back with the people we care most about. This summer I will [...]
Seven on my night stand. Five on the floor. What am I counting? Parenting books. Wait, there’s more. One, two, three….four on the bookshelf. Oh, look, there’s another six on the top shelf of my closet! I counted. A whopping twenty-two parenting books in all (full disclosure: I haven’t looked under my bed yet. Likely [...]