Dear mother of my child, Today is the Saturday before Mother’s Day and it is marked as “Birth Mother’s Day”, a day to celebrate and thank those who have by choice (or perhaps not by choice) allowed another woman/family the great privilege of raising their child. For you, dear mother   Read More

What does your family do for Easter? What are your family’s traditions? You likely have childhood memories that come through loud and clear. My mom had a chocolate business out of our home and I can still taste all those yummy favorites: peanut butter eggs, nutty chocolate bars, and of   Read More

Recently some friends mentioned to me a phrase that I say often that they have coined as my trademark; I wasn’t even aware of how often I say “hold loosely” until I was forced to think about this. Ok, so how did this become such a part of me when   Read More

It is when we our feelings get involved that any real change happens. It was when I saw that picture of me 50 pounds overweight that I got mad at my way of living. It wasn’t until my kids rooms were so packed to the gills that they couldn’t find   Read More

I’m heartbroken these days. I’m crying the “ugly cry” for people I care about. Four couples I care deeply about are running/falling/slipping quickly into divorce like a teenager driving too fast behind the wheel. First at the scene of the accident We all know accidents happen. First responders know even   Read More