Balance of a 12teen

As I wander around the mall, keeping a safe distance as to not be an embarrassment to my “12teen” year old daughter and her girlfriends, I am filled with joy just watching them.  Watching them interact with each other, watching them stretch their independent wings (although clipped). Watching them interact with others makes me stop READ MORE

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions: good or bad idea? At some point in our lives, we have all made them.  Perhaps you have even succeeded in sticking with it…for a while. I don’t know many people who stick with their resolutions for longer than a few months. So why do we make them?   I think it READ MORE

You Can’t Hide from Anger

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”―Mark Twain   One of the important stages of grief and loss that people don’t like to talk about is anger.  Anger can be scary and uncomfortable.  For some reason we READ MORE

Feeling Overwhelmed and Under-Appreciated

Parenting adult children is difficult enough, but add into the mix a divorce and things really get hard. Parenting in all cases is not an easy thing. We worry about doing what is best for our children, providing for their needs and wants, and raising successful members of society. And I did my share of READ MORE