I know the look on my daughter’s face when she and one of the girls in her “posse” disagree. She eagerly provides me with a rundown of her day during the car ride home. I adore our conversations because she babbles about the slightest details. But, I’m guaranteed to walk away learning: what she ate […]Read More Friends! How Many of us Have Them?
It’s easy to fear the unknown. It’s natural to doubt when experiencing the seemingly impossible. What does it take to love? Truth is—we take care of the ones we love. We see the potential in our family and friends when the rest of the world has told them their best isn’t good enough. We’re their […]Read More You are Smart, You are Kind, You are Important: 4 Things I Learned about Self-Love
Boy and girl sitting in a tree K.i.s.s.i.n.g. First, comes love Then, comes marriage Then, comes the baby in the baby carriage Do you remember this childhood song? Sure you do. Typically, friends gathered around and sang in unison—filling in the blank with the name of the boy you had your heart set on. And, […]Read More Horse Before Carriage: 3 Things I Learned by Having the Wedding After the Marriage
I feel there are certain details about childbirth that are not passed along to new mothers. I suppose that an explanation about colostrum isn’t the type of subject that can be discussed over coffee. Or, maybe childbirth is an experience that a new mother needs to see for herself. Let’s also consider the possibility that […]Read More I’ve Cried Over Spilled Milk (Part 1)
This isn’t a man bashing post. It’s the first of many where I rejoice over the importance of a woman’s role in every area of her life, and the lives of those around her. It’s where I talk about the bittersweet experiences of motherhood, especially when raising your first child. Yep, I only have one […]Read More I’m Every Woman