Happy Mother’s Day

It's hard to admit, but I remember a time when I wondered if I wanted to be a mother.   I thought I lacked the natural maternal desire.   It just didn't grab hold of me with the urgency and excitement I thought I should feel.   It didn't help that I grew up in the women's liberation era when motherhood was characterized as the most unsatisfying job on the planet.   Women spoke of motherhood as drudgery, and the common belief was that there was more to … [Read more...]

Goodbye Summer

Summer 2012. It's officially over. My girls have returned to college. The house is quiet. The bedrooms are clean. The junk food is tossed. Tonight will just be dinner for two. My house feels like one of those deflated Snowman decorations at Christmas time. You know, the ones that stand all puffy and bright at night, and then collapse into a big heap at the end of the night? It's not a bad thing. It just takes some getting used to. So to cheer myself up today, I'm going to list some … [Read more...]