Parenting, Personal

Enough is Enough

At every transition in my life, I get restless, thinking I should be doing more. When the kids used to start school in the fall, I felt an urgent need to pack my life with something more meaningful than what I was doing. It didn't matter that I might have organized a new early morning… Continue reading Enough is Enough

Family, From the News, Parenting, Relationships

Trying to Find Words of Comfort

Last night I heard on the news that a post office box has been set up to receive condolence letters for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. I felt like I should send notes to the grieving parents. But, what could I possibly write? What words of condolence could I… Continue reading Trying to Find Words of Comfort

Change, Family, Parenting

Letting Go

As a mother of two college students – one of them only two weeks away from graduating –I am continually asking myself, “What would my mom do now?” I want to be the kind of mother she’s been. The area that needs the most improvement lately is trying to be a better listener. Sometimes, I… Continue reading Letting Go