self grace

People joke often, using the phrase, “livin’ the dream”. It’s generally when we find ourselves doing something not so pleasant right? And we choose to be sarcastic. But here’s the thing. This is Mother’s Day weekend and as I sit here and contemplate…I’m happy that my two kids are, to an extent, living their dream(s). … More self grace

18 summers

Happy birthday to the loveliest of daughters….mine! Today she turns 18, and I’m reminded of what I’d say is the best parenting advice I ever heard. You only get 18 summers. It’s cliche but the years do fly by and then BOOM(!), it’s over. No longer children. The realization that a chapter of life is … More 18 summers

graduation day

I graduated high school thirty years ago next week….May 30, 1986. My daughter graduates high school today, May 26, 2016. I’ve always found our thirty year age difference interesting and it’s made it easy to remember exactly how old she is [or in reality, how old I am]. She’s my second and final offspring to … More graduation day

mother to daughter

I wrote the following as a Mother’s Day gift to my own mother:   Mother to daughter. Lessons taught. Words of wisdom – life is what you make it. I thought I was past the lessons.  Old enough.  Steady. Then one day, no. What I thought, wasn’t. I needed friends, and thankfully they were there.  … More mother to daughter