In the Face of Failure, Be Fearless

A few months ago, I was walking down the street with my family. It was an unusually warm day for March. I love going for family walks around town, and I love the end of winter—the feeling of freedom I get from being able to return to nature. Yet on this day, I was fairlyContinue reading “In the Face of Failure, Be Fearless”

Confessions of a Recovering Judgaholic

I am a recovering judgaholic. Chances are, if ever we have crossed paths (me in my pre-parent days and you bearing kids) I have judged you. I won’t lie, the road to recovery has been messy and bumpy. You see, I have been blessed with beautiful, healthy, intelligent children. Capable children. Children capable of bringingContinue reading “Confessions of a Recovering Judgaholic”

Baa Baa Goes the Black Sheep

Growing up I was the black sheep of the family. At times this made me feel special, indignant, feisty—ready to fight the good fight. At times it made me feel different, separate, like a sore thumb rather than one amongst the clan. Much of my life has been driven by this push and pull—wanting to live full throttle by my black sheepContinue reading “Baa Baa Goes the Black Sheep”

Why I Don’t Care About My Kids’ Higher Education, and Other Things

So I’ve been thinking a lot about life lately. And I’ve been thinking a lot about the point of it. And I’ve come to certain conclusions about the kinds of things I care to encourage or discourage in my children. Call me crazy, but I don’t care about my kids’ higher education. I also don’tContinue reading “Why I Don’t Care About My Kids’ Higher Education, and Other Things”

Life as an Introvert

  I am a loner. Meaning, I like to be alone. And it’s not just that I like being alone, I need to be alone for set amount of time each day. In fact, I’ve even been told that I, in particular, require more alone time than the average person. Alone suits me well. ThisContinue reading “Life as an Introvert”

Yessing It Like Shonda Rhimes

I haven’t had cable television for over 10 years so Thursday nights have not meant to me what they do to some. I have one friend, for example, who has an entire ritual in place around her Thursdays in front of the tv. She looks forward to Thursdays in a way I didn’t understand. In fact, IContinue reading “Yessing It Like Shonda Rhimes”