We bribe our kids, our spouses, ourselves. (Why not?)
Does time really “speed up” as we age?
Fighting against the current of stormy times.
Dating after divorce… with kids…
It’s been the best of times. It’s been the worst of times. Okay, let me try that again – without lifting from the Literary Greats: It’s been a good few weeks, and a rough few weeks. Sometimes, there’s just not enough of you to go around. The kids (whatever their ages) want your attention. Your […]
In the new year, we allow ourselves greater latitude in contemplation, in resetting direction, in capitalizing on the sense of a clean slate to start fresh. This is a time for finding the courage to look at ourselves and our families with a clear eye. I am pondering what it means to be an older […]
I love having my children home. I love having my children home. I love having my children home. I do. Really. I love that my sons are home from college and here for awhile. But it’s been less than a week, and the Grand Central Station Effect is wearing me down sooner than anticipated. Contrary […]
Parenting after divorce. So many questions.
The realization that we are sending our kids off to college. Saying our goodbyes, tenderly.
You know the recipe by heart and you move through the preparations as usual. You grab the red onion and slice through its textured flesh with a practiced hand. You begin the quick business of cutting rings or dicing squares, and your eyes begin to burn, to tear uncontrollably, and you’re caught off guard. So […]