Category Archives: parenthood

September update

September was a pretty big month. Reflecting now, it’s hard to believe that Labor Day was just 30 days ago. I knew that the month would be busy between work and the holidays but I didn’t know how much energy … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, lessons learned, marriage, parenthood, personal, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to school and a new normal….

School starts today. Maybe in your neck of the woods, you have a few precious days to squeeze out of summer vacation. Ours ends now. And it comes just in time because we’re all losing our minds. Camp is long … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, family, kids, lessons learned, parenthood, personal, schools, students, summer, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

(Long overdue) Dance recital postmortem

On the way home from the Jewish Community Center a few weeks ago, we traced our recital history back to my oldest daughter’s first time on stage by recalling the songs for each dance. “There was Wildside then last year … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, family, kids, lessons learned, motherhood, parenthood, personal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Thank you (and also Happy Mother’s Day)

Let’s face it: all of my best efforts to do something nice for all of the mothers in my life isn’t happening. I had lots of plans. I didn’t get you a card or finish that mass email or drum … Continue reading

Posted in community, everyday life, family, kids, motherhood, parenthood, personal, real talk, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Not our time (at least not this election, anyway)

My mind raced all night. When the outcome had not been decided at 11pm, we turned off the coverage. We didn’t say it out loud but neither of us wanted to know the outcome if Clinton wasn’t elected. So we turned … Continue reading

Posted in community, everyday life, parenthood, personal, race | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Living with four year olds….

Most of the time, four is pretty supreme. Everything about the world is almost accessible when you’re four. You can walk, you can climb and run. Nearly everything you say is intelligible to other children and most adults. No one holds … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, family, kids, lessons learned, parenthood, personal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

I wear my heart on my sleeve (except on Valentine’s Day)

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I don’t like Valentine’s Day for completely rational reasons, things I know bug other people about the holiday. Sure, I spent many (okay, most) of the Valentine’s Days of years pre-marriage by myself or … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, family, holidays, kids, lessons learned, love, marriage, parenthood, personal, romance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment