My checkered past

Reminiscing with my dad the other day, we started talking about the way different family members had shaped our lives–even through lessons they may have never intended to teach. Enter my grandpa. I was by far his favorite granddaughter–so what if I was the...

Splitting hairs

I work in a building full of office suites, and everyone on the same floor shares a restroom. Frequently, I cross paths there with a woman from a neighboring company, and she almost always comments on my hair–its thickness, the cut, the color. This woman always...

Behavior modification

I’m actually kind of shocked that no one mentioned that the same lessons I want to teach my daughter, noted last week in my post Best behavior, would be just as valuable to┬ámy son. In fact, I was kicking myself for not acknowledging this in my post, because...

On being personable

There’s an author I’ve been following since back in the early days of my own blog. I liked the way she wrote, and she had an amusing way of drawing people into her content by using suggestive titles that made me laugh. Heck, back in those days her blog was...

Lessons learned

My kid will be home from college in a few days (four, but who’s counting?), and boy-oh-boy, have I learned a lot this year. Yes, you read that correctly. I, THE MOM, have learned a lot from my boy’s first college year. When I started this post, I intended...