At a Loss on Election Day

    Next Tuesday is Election Day. And I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m at a loss on Election Day.   Every presidential election, I vote.  I vote based on my own reasons and beliefs at that time and moment in my life. The last presidential election, I...

    Is ‘Gay’ A Bad Word?

    “Ma….is ‘gay‘ a bad word?”, my son asked me from the back seat as we made our way to a doctor’s appointment. There was a ton of traffic and it was just the two of us. He’s ten and I have always encouraged him to ask me anything and...

    School Day Hunger

    “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa Today, I read a story about a boy who asked his mother to start packing him an extra lunch for school. The mother learned that the extra lunch wasn’t for her son, but for another...

    NO MORE HOMEWORK!

    The other day my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to college.  He said it was going to be too much work.  He had just finished the 1st grade. My soon to be 4th grader does deep breathing exercises on Sunday nights and on Monday mornings before...

    Mothers and Daughters

    With Mother’s Day coming up, I am reminded of the complexities that can exist between many mother-daughter relationships. There is often hurt, miscommunication, actions not always mirroring intentions, and the plain, old simple fact that we are both women – strong-minded women.   My mother and I are certainly...