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Clarity

To me the world is full of shades of gray. There are many issues which become blurred under the complexities associated with them–where clarity is difficult. Reading about Bruce Jenner’s struggle and ultimate transition to Caitlyn Jenner is one of them, and I can’t begin to comment on it-except for one thing. When I was writing my book, The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook, I had the opportunity to...

Balance

It is nearly 1:30 pm on January 1st 2015 and I am still in my jammies and am enjoying every moment of it. I’ve been meaning to put up this post for the latter half of December- but the combination of Influenza A and the holidays meant that it would be delayed. At first I was frustrated by this, but then I realized that my delay actually emphasizes the point. A few weeks ago I was  dealing with a sick kid and...

Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway

Have you ever done something that scares you and you wonder why you did it? Or if you were in your right mind? Or if you’re going to regret it? I did recently and I’ve gotta tell you, I still wonder if I made the right choice. In the fall of 2012 I was supposed to run the NYC Marathon. Before you get a false image of me, picture a St. Bernard running—not a greyhound.  Yeah… ok so you get the picture. As you can...

Valentine’s Day Letters to My Son & Daughter

  Earlier this week, in preparation for the snow, I picked up Valentine’s Day cards for my husband and kids. Over the last day or so, I thought about the valentines that my kids typically make me and how I treasure their words and expressions. It occurred to me that I had never done the same for them. So, in the middle of Snowmaggedon 2014, I decided to make CJ and KC valentines. My valentines...

Giving With a Purpose

When they announced that “Black Friday” deals were going to begin on Thanksgiving night, I was really peeved. More and more it feels like the holidays are being rushed. We were barely out of Halloween before Christmas decorations filled the aisles. But it was more than that. Beginning “Black Friday” deals before people had digested their evening turkey also meant that people had to be at...

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