Every now and then I have found myself in a relationship that stopped working for me but for the sake of members of my family I have continued to keep the offending party in my life. I’ll look to see what these relationships can teach me, see where I’m at fault, and do my best to change. But today I have come to the realization that there are some things that just can’t be … [Read more...]
I have always had a secret wish to jump out of an airplane and skydive. The idea of flying for even a few seconds before my parachute opens up and takes me safely to the ground seems not only exciting but romantic.I imagine the world out in front of me. Feeling the air on my face, my heart beating wildly as adrenaline pumps through my veins. A part of me yearns for the … [Read more...]
More Coffee. Amen.
Tuesday was like most days: I woke up around 4:30, had a cup of coffee, and glanced at the paper my husband left on the kitchen table. I did my mom check of the backpacks, wrote the notes for the kids' teachers, and put snacks into the bags of my second grader and kindergartener. Usually, I shower and get dressed. But, I was so sleepy that I went back to bed.I never worry about … [Read more...]
The Parent Jungle
One night a few months ago, the family was sitting around the table enjoying a nice weekend meal at home. Because my husband has a long commute and frequently doesn't get home until late on weeknights, the weekends are the one time we can all eat together.We were laughing and enjoying each other's company when my five year-old just got up from the table and nonchalantly walked … [Read more...]