The desperate cry on the phone was not one I was accustomed to hearing when talking to my strong, ever-upbeat daughter. I could not imagine what could have brought her to the sobbing tears that echoed to me on the phone. Once I verified that all was okay with her   Read More

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