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To my teenage son, Here you are. Standing on the doorstep of total teenage-ness. Brace yourself, buddy, they don’t refer to them as the years of angst for nothin’. There will be irrational emotions that...

Dear Husband, I apologize. I realize I haven't always been a good wife. Well, actually, I've known it for a while. But, I've just been too stuck to admit it. I know what you might...

I'm awkward. He's does better in small groups with people he trusts. But, that's how he sees himself. I can't hear what they are saying. I don't know if they are talking about me or...

You might walk into my house and mistake me for a minimalist or a neat freak. That's OK. I own it; And frankly, it doesn't bother me. Btw. Since we are going there, I beg...

“What grade is your son in?” a mom at the gym asks. “My daughter is in 4th,” I casually replied. I assure the poor woman there’s no need to worry. When this kid was a...

To teach our kids kindness and to be includers: encourage them to seek out the new kid and introduce themselves. Explain how it is awesome to have a circle of friends but excruciating to be...

There’s a thing about having your Dad die when you are just barely twenty-two-years-old. The eye rolls. The condescending tone. The unapologetic lack of any sort of humility. Thinking you know it all. Losing a...

You don’t feel lucky to be in it. But, it is a club you have joined. Your dad died. Even worse–When you were young. And so was he. For those of us in such a...

When we received military orders to Florida, I was heartbroken. I loved my life in California. I had a career that brought me an abundance of joy and purpose; My kids were connected and loved-up...