By: Barbara Schwartz The baby’s crying, you haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in a month and you have no idea when you showered last. Welcome to motherhood! For the next eighteen years, your child is your top priority. You will work around their schedule. You’ll sleep around their schedule. You’ll eat what … More The Changing Role of Parenthood
By: Sandy Churchill Traditions can be a messy business around family and friends, because we all have different ‘sentimentality meters’ as well as perspectives on time, togetherness, and scheduling vs. spontaneity. At our house, we often say if it doesn’t make it on the calendar, it won’t happen. That is not to say we don’t sometimes … More Embracing New Traditions
By: Jennifer Lonergan As I sat down to address my holiday cards this year, I did as I always do and got out my address book. I opened up to the A’s and began. When I got to a name that, last year addressed to, “Mr. and Mrs.,” but now only goes to, “Mrs.,” I … More Planning Through the Years
By: Deirdre Littlefield God is a part of my everyday life. I talk to him often, thank him and ask him for his help. I often wonder, Why does it feel weird to say his name in regular conversation? I’m not sure who believes in him so maybe I’m afraid to bring it up. Life … More Why Is It So Uncomfortable To Say God?
By: Martianne Stanger About 10 years ago, I decided to get tested for “the breast cancer gene” and found out that I am BRCA2+. Then, in 2012, the decision of whether or not to have prophylactic surgery loomed largely in my mind and heart. By 2013, against the suggestions of some doctors and extended family … More My BRCA2+ Journey Continues
By: Cheryl Maguire I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but I thought I would embrace change this year. As I reflect back on last year, my first thought is, “I survived being a mom to twin teens!” Their fourteenth birthday is in February so this time of year also marks my accomplishment, … More My New Year’s Resolutions for Parenting Teens
By: Tanvi Maharaja As a working mom of a young one, stress is no biggie! Except, it is! The minutiae of work-related stresses, juggling a social life with quality family time, pursuing continuing education, and domestic responsibilities, it is not uncommon for me to be all wound up some day and freak out over nothing. … More The Power of Mindfulness: Here and Now