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...

10 things to teach your kids about living

10 things to teach your kids about living In Feb, 2016, I published this article on Crosswalk. It has run well and continues to be helpful parenting advice. I’ve amended it below for parents of boys and girls. (Click here to read the original.) Your kids can...

4 suggestions for organizing unexpected change

4 suggestions for organizing unexpected change We’ve had a good bit of change in our family lately. Maybe you have, too. Fall is coming, and somehow that makes everyone adjust something. Maybe you find change exhilarating. Maybe it’s exhausting, emotional, or...

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