Normally, I’d say I do pretty well at “adulting.” Let’s be honest, I was probably more adult at twelve than some people are at twenty. But adulting is really kicking my butt right now. Last week, midweek, I had a really black moment. My oldest was mad at me–mad in a way every parent is…Read More
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Family Business, Part 1
Every so often, a girl’s just got to share the collected gems that don’t warrant a post all their own. So while Christian and I are off enjoying our weekend away, I’m going to take advantage of the down time. Today in the spotlight: Christian and Alex. Christian A couple of weeks ago we found…Read More
Handling Change With Grace
One of the things I’ve always admired about my parents is how gracefully they have passed from one stage of life, of parenthood, to the next. They moved quietly and without drama from being parents of littles to parents of school kids and then teens, and then college kids, and then finally into the empty…Read More
Unencumbered. Sort of.
I stopped carrying a purse when I was a freshman in college. I had a backpack and my flute case, and whatever I needed would fit within them. I stopped wearing a watch shortly after I started having hand problems my sophomore year of college. I realized that my stress level was much, much higher…Read More