The Choice to Assume Best Intentions

The Choice to Assume Best Intentions

Today I opened the front door for my own angry looking seven year old son. He rushed in without as much as a goodbye to his buddy who was standing on the sidewalk in front of our house. As he stormed past me he said, “Somebody hurt me!” This conversation ensued: Me:...
25 Things that took me forty years to learn

25 Things that took me forty years to learn

This past summer I turned forty. I remember when that sounded oldish to me. I don’t like the idea of getting physically older. In fact, I wage a constant and time consuming battle against the clock in the form of intense exercise, lots of sunscreen, anti-aging...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Day

The Most Wonderful Time of the Day

Do you know what I LOVE about school days? It’s not the getting up early. Just ask my husband. He occasionally (and by occasionally I mean almost every day), has to drag me out of bed by my feet as I cling and claw at the blankets yelling, “No, no, just ten more...
Defending Pretty

Defending Pretty

Ever since I was in High School I have had this bizarre and passionate need to defend the pretty and popular people of the world. Pretty is not a superpower. Popular does not make you invincible. Yet, it seems like the pretty and popular are open game to be stereo...