How to keep the wonder in Christmas

How to keep the wonder in Christmas Wonder. Magic. The power of the holiday. The essence of Christmastime. How do you keep the wonder in Christmas? So hard to define and so easy to lose. Because of the lure of wonder, I always snooped in closets and under the tree...

The 2020 Back-to-School Mom

The 2020 Back-to-school Mom This is an unusual back-to-school season. With the ever-present disquieting threat of COVID-19, 2020 parents must choose to home-school, settle for the online classroom (also requiring supervision), pay for private school, or hire private...

We’re having a COVID wedding!

We’re having a COVID wedding! It’s actually happening. Our son is getting married. In front of people. After one thousand nine hundred and thirteen changes, my son is getting married on Saturday. (Well, maybe not that many changes, but it sure felt like...

What grief wants from you

What grief wants from you Grief paid me another visit this week. Millions of people have been grieving losses over the last 6 weeks, due to the coronavirus and its collateral damage. The greatest mourners have lost multiple loved ones. At a minimum, everyone has lost...

How Kobe’s crash and #girldads can impact all of us

How Kobe’s crash and #girldads can impact all of us I didn’t write a blog last week. Kobe Bryant’s crash and the #girldads Twitter explosion impacted me a little, pushing me into somber mindfulness and back out again. I’m not a basketball fan, but I was jarred...

30 days to a better marriage

30 days to a better marriage (or in our case, 30 years) Thirty years, baby. 1989-2019. This month, my husband and I celebrate our 30th anniversary. I thought I’d write about marriage this week because next week we’ll be celebrating on a cruise (which incidentally, we...

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