Category: Family

College bound: a lesson in letting go

College bound: a lesson in letting go

There are thousands, if not millions, of books written about parenting ~ from emotionally-based strategies for raising happy, well-adjusted children to how to discipline with love; to breaking stereotypes like building sensitivity in boys and confidence in girls. But there isn’t one reference book written […]

10 things I learned as a mother

10 things I learned as a mother

When you’re starting a family you read all sorts of books and articles on parenting and seek advice from experienced moms in an effort to raise happy, well-adjusted kids. No matter how much research you do though, it’s still on the job training. With my […]

I should have been a nun

I should have been a nun

Let me reintroduce you to my mother ~ the delightfully crazy but lovable Italian lady who is quite possibly the most nervous mother I’ve ever met. Case in point, our neighbors who lived directly across the street from us love to tell the story of […]

When less is more

When less is more

One misconception that’s blocked me over the years is the idea that to be fulfilled you must add more to your plate. So in my pursuit to be a better career woman, stronger mother and more faithful person I took on more obligations. I chaired […]