Breakfast with Brene’ Brown

This morning I couldn't wait to watch the new Netflix show The Call to Courage with Brene' Brown, so I grabbed my coffee, chia yogurt and strawberries and went "all in."  Tears and laughter for almost an hour and a half. Gratitude, joy, vulnerability and awe of what this woman has to say and how she inspires me daily. When...[ read more ]

What’s a Slug?

Today was a big day! I finished my FINAL edit on Letters to Freedom: From Fear to Love to Grace, A Memoir of Grief and Relationship. AND, I talked with a young twenty-something computer guy who talked me through this process of blogging!! YES, I am old and far from a millennial.... I guess the summary is that I like...[ read more ]

Five Steps to Being a Perfect Parent

When my first daughter was born in 1980, women had begun to enter the workforce in record numbers, breast-feeding was the preferred feeding option, and the question of whether or not to let your baby cry was in the forefront of a mother’s mind. Times had begun to change quite a bit from the days of BettyDraper in the current...[ read more ]

The Day After Father’s Day

So Father’s Day is finally over. I am not sure why it was especially sad for me this year. After all, my father has been dead for forty-four years. Looking at all the Facebook posts of fathers and daughters and families, I couldn’t seem to find the words I wanted to say about my Dad. Yet, he was certainly on...[ read more ]

Mothering Beyond Image: How to Get out of the Shadows

Times have changed quite a bit in the past 50 years. Mothers hold the most important job on the planet, and yet they seem to be desperately struggling with how to “do it all” in a culture that tends to simultaneously idealize and suppress women as mothers.   Read the full article here!

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