When You Give Me the World

You might think I'm too busy to notice the little things that your little loving heart gives to make me happy. But I never am. And you might think the wonderful little things you do are inconsequential and don't have much weight as far as defining my days go ....more

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The Darker Side of a Parent's Heart

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The Darker Side of a Parent's Heart

I’m afraid.Always, a knot resides in my chest. A heaviness, a sense of impending doom that I try to control or deny. It’s a daily unconscious routine of sweeping the crumbs of fear scattered wherever I walk ....more

Our Children's Moral Compass

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and both my husband and son were going to be off from work and school. So on a whim and some bad craving for good dim sum, we all agreed to go on a quick trip to Atlanta, GA ....more

Playdates Terrify Me

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Playdates Terrify Me

It’s been about an hour and half since my son and I got there and I know I’ve reached my limit. Polite mommy chit chat. Check ....more

#TuesdayThought

This is a good reminder. Often times we think we're there for our friends when we offer advice, share our wisdom and experiences relevant to the topic. But the most important thing is to just be present, to listen just to listen and not so that we can fix or even say things will be alright....more

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Can I Really Stop Hating the New Year?

It's no secret that I've always had a disdain for New Year celebrations, or the coming of the new year for that matter. All it ever meant to me was the end of the Christmas or holiday festivities, the end of joyous times, taking down the beautiful holiday decorations, dealing with fireworks, fire crackers and all sorts of noise I can't tolerate, going back to work or school and the whole drudgery of daily life. It means the start of waiting one more year before the glee starts all over again ....more