The Ache

  It happens every year. It first comes when I notice the evenings turning darker a few minutes earlier each night. The sunset that feels much too premature accompanies the ache. It's subtle and under the surface, but it is there. I feel it again a couple weeks later as I load the grocery bags... Continue Reading →

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If Parenting were a Video Game…

There have been times in my short couple years of being a parent that I have found it helpful to view parenting as you would as a video game. This might sound bizarre, but hear me out. You always hear of those disasters that babies/toddler/young children and so forth cause. Yet, when you meet your... Continue Reading →

Relationships: Bending and Breaking

I was recently listening to an online forum where a human biologist sharing research made the comment, “The key to all humans is relationships.” She went on to explain that as humans, we are wired for relationships. Our very earliest relationships help form us. Psychotherapy is based on dealing with past relationships that were unhealthy.... Continue Reading →

Be Brave

  As I’ve been observing my toddler’s budding personality, I have found that parenthood has this sometimes bizarre side where you watch aspects of yourself outside of yourself. I see LM do something funny and laugh at himself. I, who have been known to laugh at my own jokes, can’t help but smile and think,... Continue Reading →

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