Changing the family dynamic

Changing the family dynamic

Last night, we did our annual family photo shoot. I thought it would be funny if we took some photos of all of us looking sad and waving good-bye to Andrew, who heads off to college on Thursday. When I looked at the photos this morning, they made me laugh. But they...
What I loved in May

What I loved in May

At the end of every month, I like to do a recap of the things I loved that month. This could include books, TV shows, movies, children’s books, podcasts or new products I tried. My recaps are getting later and later, but I’m not giving up! I love looking...
Hold on tight!

Hold on tight!

A lot of people have been asking me how I’m handling the fact that our oldest child is graduating high school tomorrow. Remarkably, I think I’m actually doing quite well with this. I’ve been thinking about my keys for holding it together, and it...
What I loved in April

What I loved in April

While January and February felt like the months that would never end, April came and went in two seconds. My head is still spinning from the flurry of activity, the decision-making pressure and the big changes that happened in my life during the first full month of...
Losing my identity

Losing my identity

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a credit card company. I let it go to voice mail, assuming it was a telemarketer. When they called back the next day, they alerted me that more than $1,000 worth of merchandise had been charged to a store credit card I had not...