Making Marriage Work Through the Tough Times

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived in a neighborhood filled with other young couples and starter families.  One weekend afternoon I went to the local home improvement store with one of the neighbors who was also recently married to her husband.  On the drive to the store we shared our stories of […] Read more…

Surviving Middle School

Arizona State University published a study in 2016 that identified the most stressed out parents as those who have middle school aged children.  The findings surprised the researchers who had thought that infancy would naturally be the most stressful time of parenting.  What they discovered is that parents with middle school aged children are by […] Read more…

Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment

My story about being sexually harassed is one of my funniest.  Of course, it’s been heavily edited and refined over the years.  Since my early twenties I’ve managed to whittle away all the scary anxiety-provoking parts until it was boiled down to something resembling a scene out of a nineteen-fifties comedy; slightly inappropriate yet humorous. […] Read more…

A Mother’s Duty to End Racism

Like every mother I spent most of my boys’ young lives teaching them that hitting is wrong.  Having two sons that lesson had to be reinforced often.  Like real often.  But then in elementary school something changed.  The stories I had heard about bullying now suddenly were actually happening to my friend’s children.  Nasty, scary […] Read more…

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