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 […]

Releasing

Being a mom is like being a 24/7 bodyguard. From the moment I became a mother, I’ve been charged with protecting my children. I removed all objects from the crib. Put them to sleep on their back instead of their stomach. I boiled bottles and scheduled immunizations. Safety latches were installed on kitchen cabinets and […]

Ripping

Right now my son sits in his final day of high school. He will leave at 2:30, never to return as a student. I sound like a drama queen, I know. But this is what consumes my thoughts. I’m surprised how sad I am. I should be celebrating, right? Yes. And no. My counselor friend […]

After a Lifetime of Mothering

I spent the first 20+ years of my life dreaming of being a mother. And when I tried to imagine it in all of its glory, I pictured things like: Christmas morning Bedtime tuck-ins Rocking chair lullabies Soccer games Disneyland Tickle fights Halloween costumes Birthday parties Cuddling School science projects Sesame Street Sleepy songs Snowball […]