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June 2014

Bye, Bye Birdie.

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What had begun as an exciting summer with all three kids home quickly felt like an arena of untamed boxers. It turned into a particularly rough couple of months for all of us, especially for my second child. “Middle Bird” was set to begin college in the fall. She was getting ready to spread her wings and fly. The only hitch was that she did not like the flight plan. Earlier in the year, when college acceptance letters were sent out, Middle Bird found out she did not make it into the college of her choice so she made the bitter decision to attend the same college my oldest birdie, her sister, who was two years her senior, had been attending. It was definitely not her first choice of universities. Nor was it “Big Bird’s” first choice for her sister either! Both girls, once as tight as a knot, had now completely unraveled. Neither wanted to be at the same school. Both birds wanted their own identities, free from the other. They did not want to share schools or sororities or even clothes anymore! Middle Bird was heartbroken with her fate. She wanted to be at her “own” university. She...
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When someone you love really disappoints you, be not foolhardy and blame yourself. They did the disappointing act. You have a right to be sad and you have a right…

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If I could really recommend something, I suppose it would be to be in the moment and stay in the moment. What does it mean to live fully in the…

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I Just Got Dressed.

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It’s 2:40 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. The television is on in the background. The dogs are sleeping at the foot of the bed. It hits me like a rock to my head, my son is almost home from school and I’m still in my pajamas. I’ve been in my pajamas all day. I mean ALL DAY. I haven’t even washed my face! I brushed my teeth around 9:00. Crazy, I’ve been up since seven. What have I been doing all day? I feel so indolent. I quickly look around my bedroom and wonder what I have been doing today. How did all these hours pass? I’m in the same position on my bed with all my piles and computer as I was at seven o’clock this morning. My heart skips a beat or two. I’m feeling very inadequate in this moment. Have I accomplished anything today? And there it is, my bed is made. At least I know I did that. But c’mon, I’m still in my pajamas. I can’t let my son know that I haven’t gotten dressed all day. I mean what would he think? Would he be disappointed in me, and think I was lazy? I jump up...
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Forgiving others with an open heart can save one from the shadows of anger, the filth of hatred, and the deterioration of your personal soul.

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I think society needs to focus on FORGIVENESS. So many people think when they forgive others, it makes them weak, when, in fact, forgiveness makes a person quite strong.  I’m not saying you…

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