Nana has been in my life since I was a little girl. I tell my children all the time that family is not just who you are born too, but it is also the special people that God puts in your life. For all of us, Nana was our family. In high school I would come home and if my heart hurt because of a boy, she knew just what to say. She put up with us when we were moody teenagers and … [Read more...] about A Journal of One Family’s Loss to Breast Cancer
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Like a lot of people these days, I get much of my news – important global events and inane personal updates – via Facebook. Ditto for entertainment. Sometimes unintentional entertainment. This past week, a mom I know sent me a very helpful item about how to have a happy family. It was useful because I have been laughing up my sleeve ever since I got it. This wasn't how … [Read more...] about Six Steps to Family Bliss? Not.
We are in a new developmental phase - age 6. The power struggle my daughter and I have had since day one has escalated and I feel like I am losing most of the battles these days. Being a highly energetic, curious and exuberant child she is on the go from the moment she wakes up at 6am to the moment she closes her eyes at 8:30 (and lately 9:30) at night. Plus she knows … [Read more...] about Permission to Parent
I’m sitting on my balcony in Miami, 14 stories up - overlooking the turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean. I’m one glass of chardonnay in, Norah Jones is humming poolside below, and I feel like I have just walked into a fantasy. Someone else’s for sure, because my life has been anything but beautiful lately. I’ve been radio silent, dealing with another family tragedy … [Read more...] about Family Loss
Today I am pleased to share with you a guest post by the lovely and talented Maria Rainier. One thing that many selfless givers tend to forget about or deliberately ignore is making time for themselves. I love to make other people happy, and I understand that others like me tend to focus on devoting their time and energy to everyone and everything but themselves. That only … [Read more...] about Destination Journaling: A Gift to Yourself