When a Little Bit of Heaven Came Down to Earth
Four years ago today, in the early hours of this July summer morning, hubby and I quietly and somewhat soberly drove the long trek to the Medical Center in Seattle where our son and dear daughter-in-law were preparing for an...Read more
What Lies Beneath
While I was doing my laundry in the basement with quarters, I buried my face in the fragrance of hubby’s clean shirts and felt thankful. At the moment, I live in a big old drafty urban apartment building. I wash...Read more
Parenting: The Priceless Treasure Hiding in the Everyday
Some mothers seem to sail through, knowing just what to do and when. Never obsessing about the details. Not me. I am Queen of Obsession. I can fixate on any minute detail – your choice. Just ask my kids. I’ll...Read more
Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual – call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates…
Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.
Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...Read more
House hunting?? Here are some upgrades to consider…
I’ve been looking at real estate. Eyeballing all sorts of houses boasting miles of rich wood flooring, grandiose fireplaces, and kitchens equipped for kings, but I’m reminded that a house is just sticks and bricks if it’s devoid of life...Read more
Mommies, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.
After 32 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...Read more
Power for Your Parenting
I woke up the other day and began as usual with reading, meditation, prayer and journaling. Sounds textbook perfect so far, right?? But something came over me; you know...that heavy blanket of UGH that creeps upon us for no reason...Read more
Destiny Under Siege – Welcome to 2018!
Happy New Year! Many in the US have been busily ‘packing up Christmas’ today. You, too? :) The familiar site of storage boxes, lights, stockings, garland strewn and vacuums running madly, all highlight our sense of nostalgia at the retirement...Read more
When the Test Comes
I opened my Merriam-Webster Dictionary app today and the word of the day, CRUCIBLE flashed at me in psychedelic neon. (I made that last part up.) OK, it may well be in black and white print, but the effect on…