Family life, Living Well, Moms, parenting

A perfectly unplanned vacation day

I power point my vacations.  No, really.   I am a prolific professional vacation planner.  When we made our first family trek to Italy five years ago, I spent months exploring and charting our options to visit the land of my husband’s birth.  Armed with google maps and every review site imaginable, I scoured the possibilities… Continue reading A perfectly unplanned vacation day

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Remembering kindness

Image Source: Everett Collection “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” – Fred Rogers When my newly minted eighteen-year-old son suggested we go see the Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” I was startled.  While I had watched… Continue reading Remembering kindness

blog, bullying, Living Well, parenting, SHE

Foul ball

I had size and heart and apparently was good enough to play the infield.  I played third and pitched and enjoyed the accolades for reasons other than being smart.   While the attention from the IHM nuns was flattering, it didn’t do me any favors outside of school.  I wanted to be cool.  I may not… Continue reading Foul ball

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At last

It began late last summer with the realization of “the lasts”.  While syncing my calendar with the school website, the reality of “the lasts” spread out before me, month by month. Last first day of school, last back to school night, last cabaret, band and choir concerts. The last midterm, the last dance; each day left of… Continue reading At last