I Am Enough

It is not an easy thing to both exit and reenter this world on the same day. And I believe it’s even worse when you reenter it as a different person. This is what happened in the early stages of writing this book. I initially thought the timing to be terrible. I had a book […]

The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She was only four years old. And four-year-old girls are incapable of offense. Simply, […]

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Fashion Issues, Girl Drama & the Longing To Be Beautiful

The secret to real beauty

She stomped and stewed all the way to the bus stop. And shed a few tears too, no doubt. She was frustrated, which made my littlest fireball madder than a hornet. She can’t stand it when life doesn’t go her way. And this particular morning, much to her devastation, she couldn’t find A THING to wear. Yep. […]

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The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

He bounced into the kitchen with a double dose of his usual enthusiasm and optimism. Good heavens. It was far too early for both. Guess what, Mom!  I couldn’t imagine. His head still sported some impressive bedhead. Seriously impressive. You decided to forego personal grooming? He didn’t find my answer amusing. So I conceded to his little […]

How Boundaries With my Son Overwhelmed Me

A Guest Post by Kathi Lipp

Sitting across from my son at Starbucks, seeing him in so much pain, so completely overwhelmed, I was desperate to kiss him on the forehead, say some magic mommy words, and make all the hurt go away. The Problem The only problem with this plan? My little boy is 6’1” and in his mid-twenties. But […]