Wednesday, January 6th, started as an ordinary day. Actually, it started a bit better. I hadn’t slept much, staying up far too late watching the results of the Georgia Senate runoff races. But I was running full steam ahead on adrenaline.Continue reading
I have never been to Paris, but it is on my bucket list, along with so many other cities around the world. I have family vacation destinations planned for our family every summer from now until 2029 (anyone who knows me personally will laugh and say “of course”) and the trips when my kids are high school and college-aged include Europe. Continue reading
We often say in my grief support group that as parents, we make decisions every day on behalf of our children.
Starting with some of the earliest decisions around breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding, to consequences for the stubborn toddler, to how much screen time to allow, to how to pay for college – these decisions are daily, sometimes small, and sometimes life-changing. All are made because the parents are doing what they believe is best. Continue reading
Countless thoughts have been running through my head around the Parkland shooting. Calling it a “senseless tragedy” is a platitude, since every shooting has been a senseless tragedy. Let’s call it what it is: a recurring tragedy. A systemic problem that needs to be addressed. Continue reading
Last night, I just wanted to hold my baby. Continue reading