I haven’t had a lot of first-hand experience with death, so I don’t feel at all qualified to write about it. Yesterday we lost our beloved family dog, and I know that losing a pet isn’t anything like losing a person. Except, it is. And when something profound happens in my life, I write. So I will attempt to tackle my emotions through my typing fingertips and hope you’ll forgive me if I make a mess of this post. Continue reading Life Lessons from Death
My 3-year-old is playing a game on my iPad, and his brothers have come to watch. “I’m good at this game!” he announces confidently. With barely a pause between, the next words out of his mouth are a question: “Am I good at this game?”
Lately he likes to assert what he knows or what he imagines to be true and follow it very quickly with the question, “Right?” (“I’m 3, right? That’s a cat, right? It’s a sunny day, right?”) Continue reading Breaking the Chains: Insecurity
I didn’t send out Christmas cards or write a Christmas newsletter for 2012. I vacillated between feeling liberated from spending the time and money required to send out a few hundred holiday greetings and feeling guilty for not participating in a tradition I actually enjoy. Continue reading A Year in the Life
Is it just me, or does the tendency not to want to take advice from others start way too young? Continue reading Advice: Who Needs It?
I have battled with a lifelong fear of the water. I don’t know where it originated, unless such a thing can be passed down genetically. Continue reading Helper, Counselor, and Puddle Jumper