Mad Skillz

We’re on week eleventy-jillion of our stay-home directive, and I realized yesterday that I have actually learned a variety of things during this time. Who knew quarantining could be so educational? Things I’ve learned: 1. I can give a men’s clipper haircut. My son’s hair grows at an alarming rate - a trait he inherited … Continue reading Mad Skillz

Thanksgiving 2018

Today is a day that we sit down with our families and friends and give thanks for our blessings. We are thankful for our good health, for our warm homes, for the people we love (and who love us), and for the food on our tables. We spend the day visiting, eating, watching parades or … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018

A Milestone

My darling girl, I cannot believe that we have arrived at the eve of your high school graduation. When you were born, I remember thinking that 18 years was a long time. Now that we’re here, I see that 18 years is just a blink once you become a mother. I thought I would bestow … Continue reading A Milestone

Last Time

“Lasts” are often bittersweet. Things like graduations, marriages, and births are often huge moments of celebration at the end of something. They have sadness mixed in because of what’s ended, but that’s expected. Stuff like this is the stuff we see coming. We anticipate it, and we wait for it, and we enjoy it when … Continue reading Last Time

Prom Dress

I took my daughter shopping today. Our mission? Buy a dress for her senior prom. She hasn’t bought anything super “fancy” for any of her high school dances up to this point (her winter formal dress, for example, was $10 from Ross), so I was prepared and encouraging her to splurge a little bit on … Continue reading Prom Dress

When They’re Away

My kids are out of town with their dad right now. This is one of the side-effects of divorce:  whether you want to or not, you will inevitably spend forced time away from your kids. I know of some parents who, post-divorce, don’t spend any time at all with their children, so the fact that … Continue reading When They’re Away

My Teachers

I've learned the souls who cross our paths, regardless of how they get there, come to teach us. I was given two beautiful gifts of stardust disguised as humans, and I can tell you they have been my biggest teachers so far. They've taught me my heart is a thousand times bigger than I ever … Continue reading My Teachers