College reunions are designed to trigger reflection, nostalgia and insights into the winding, baffling life journey that connects who you were at 20 and who you are now. And maybe, for cynics, how much you owe your college, how impressive are your life achievements, and how good you look compared to your college boyfriend’s wife. I recently spent five days at my 25th … [Read more...] about Surviving an Ivy League College Reunion
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*Warning: Mild spoilers about The Descendants* They live with us and see us at our best and our worst. They note when we’re curled up in a ball and ill, and when we’ve just gotten up in the morning, cranky, because we haven’t yet had our requisite cup of java. They witness our behavior when we’re happy and, in our lightness of heart, embarrass them by singing aloud all the … [Read more...] about The Descendants: How Well Do Children Know Their Parents?
Sometimes making a difference in life involves nothing more than giving your love. There are times when tragedies happen in the lives of wonderful people. Although it can feel heartbreaking that there is nothing you can do to change the circumstances, that does not mean you can’t make a difference. When someone is hurting don’t be scared off or believe in … [Read more...] about Making a Difference: Your Love
Room to Read is an organization that believes the world should be a place where all children can "pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world". In doing this, they focus on literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries by teaching kids how to read and supporting girls … [Read more...] about Room to Read Invests in Literacy and Gender Equality in Education
Seven years ago, I gave birth to my first little bugger. I honestly can say that I don’t know where the time has gone. Seven years flew by with a snap of my fingers, I can remember every detail about his delivery and our first night home yet I can’t tell you what I did two hours ago. I was the stereotypical, SNL episode mocking of a first time mom, maybe even a tad crazier. I … [Read more...] about How I Overcame Post-Partum Depression