Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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The Lessons of Relocation

It is official.  My husband’s job title changed.  This means we move. Previously I have written about how the mindset you have about moving shapes the experience of it.  You can read that here: WAYS TO COPE WITH MOVING Here, I would like to get a little more specific.  In sharing the news with friends,

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Save the Date

I have reached a time in my life in which I am no longer motivated to find a babysitter for my boys.  They certainly are old enough (13 &11) to fend for themselves which is part of it, but I haven’t had the greatest track record finding a good fit recently.  What I would need

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When A Little Perspective is Needed

Being the lone female in my house, the fact Valentine’s Day comes and goes without much fanfare is a given.  This date mattered much more to me in my younger days, but I have a house to run, articles to write and a life to live.  This may not be the case for those of us

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