My husband likes to tell me that his favorite thing about me is that I am kind. I always felt like this was nothing, like being kind was just normal, not anything special. Sometimes, people think of kindness as a weakness. A lot of kind people say they’ve had their kindness taken advantage of or … Continue reading Kindness is Power
Oceans What was and what is Vision and fulfillment Oceans between us Oceans withheld Untold unspoken unsaid Yet Felt Oceans...
It is important for us to share now more than ever. Sharing deep, personal feelings may not float everyone's boat, but it connects us in a way that nothing else in the world ever can. When we are vulnerable, we may feel we are showing weakness, but others will perceive it as courage and strength. … Continue reading A Baby Is
Knowing when it is the right time to write or not write, speak or stay silent, be with people or be alone, can be a lifelong lesson, and one we won't always "get right." There are long phases in my life where I retreat into myself. I am a social person, but I have those … Continue reading An Apology To My Friends
This is PART 2 in a two part series of blog posts. If you haven't read PART 1 yet, you can click the link to go back and read it now. ... During this time, writing blog posts was the only thing that kept me sane. It made me forget for a blissful hour or … Continue reading Husbands Need to Be Held Too PART 2
When my 7 year old daughter drew this picture of her father in June, I couldn't stop myself from cracking up the moment I saw it, "Oh ho ho! Poor Papi!!" I said. Poor Papi indeed. Papi just looked at it. He didn't laugh. Then he said, "Oh. Yeah. That's me." It's a very realistic … Continue reading Husbands Need To Be Held Too PART 1
One thing I’ve learned in life is to never take anything or anyone for granted. I feel driven to find some way to infuse meaning into every day…to make the most out of every moment. I have trouble connecting with a task, job, or activity that doesn’t add deep value to life. I suppose you … Continue reading Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?
It isn't easy being a millennial parent! Over the past 3 years, our daughter Josephine (Lizzie) has tested our patience daily. It might be because she is a Gemini, or maybe that's just how she is. Or maybe it's because she's always been "the baby." Whenever she plays with her big sister Mia, she is … Continue reading Big Sister, Finally
I woke up to a dream the other morning. In the dream I was working at Nourish (my job at the juice bar), and we were getting totally slammed. Like lunch rush slammed. But I left them because I said I had to take a break, it was an emergency; I had a job interview. … Continue reading How Old Are You?
We will be welcoming our third child in February, and yes we're hoping it's a dragon. First trimester is a bitch. It's been 7 years since my last pregnancy, and I completely forgot how sucky it is. My favorite place to be is in bed. My favorite thing to do is sleep. No caffeine has … Continue reading We’re Hoping It’s a Dragon