Pour Your Heart Out: Letting Go of Her Hand

Sometimes I feel like I am losing her too fast. We talk about her first car, first dates and college applications. My heart aches in silence. I do not want her to know I am sad she will leave soon. I do not want her to feel guilty for growing up. When she sits quietly … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: Letting Go of Her Hand

Pour Your Heart Out: Parenting Peer Pressure

Parenting approaches differ from household to household. Boundaries, beliefs, discipline and values are just a few of the differences. I, like most parents I presume, have an opinion about what is "good parenting" versus what is "not so good parenting". There are things I see in other families that I think, "there is no way … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: Parenting Peer Pressure

My bucket is already full

For some reason, I believe it is necessary to remind myself I am "almost" 40 often, even though, I won't actually turn 40 for another 153 days. Maybe it's the new sallowness of my skin tone, or abundance of grey hair that makes me dwell on this number. Or perhaps it is the increasing number … Continue reading My bucket is already full

Pour Your Heart Out: I don’t really like running

In three weeks I will be doing my best to refrain from either anxiety driven or flat-out exertion induced vomiting while running my first half-marathon.  This last month has also proven to be more challenging to stay on my running schedule. School is almost out, and suddenly there seems to be an over abundance of … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: I don’t really like running