22 years ago, mid-blizzard, my first child was born. blink Just like that, I was a mother. He was my son. Everything was different. blink He was 6 weeks early, apparently determined and on a mission. It was the perfect introduction to what parenthood is really about: being prepared for whatever … [Read more...] about Blink.
Perspective is an elusive character who is often hard to hold onto with a clear, firm grip. What at first glance appears one way can slowly morph into something quite opposite. Often, this shift is like a whisper. Imperceptible, like the fine mist that hovers over a field one moment and disappears … [Read more...] about Perspective
For Kelly McKeon 1991-2017 ♥ when life becomes incomprehensible and deepest fears become real and breath feels impossible and wrong know that you are loved ♥ when dreams are shattered and days feel surreal and nights endless know that you are not alone ♥ when the loss is … [Read more...] about For Kelly & her family
It's funny how things work out, isn't it? I've been reflecting a lot lately, prompted by the holiday dedicated to giving thanks, the long hours at the bakery and the coming together of my family. I feel blessed. Three healthy children. A loving husband. Parents who are healthy-ish, supportive and … [Read more...] about Serendipity
There is a reason why I ended up with a career requiring a uniform. I missed the class on style when I was growing up. While other girls were developing their sense of fashion, practicing applying make-up and learning the skill of walking in heels, I was in my room, head down in a book or … [Read more...] about She’s still struggling
Years ago, more years than I care to acknowledge at this moment, I was a college student majoring in History and English. Almost every class I took required me to write, and the guidelines were the same across the different fields of study. Be descriptive without being overly flowery or excessively … [Read more...] about The power of punctuation