Thursday, October 18, 2018

Confidence Is Beautiful

Have you ever met someone who seems comfortable in his or her own skin? As a teenager (and even as an adult) I have always been overly anxious about my looks and appearance. I went to high school with...
When I saw my child pastor‘s name on the list of abusers in a grand jury report regarding sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, I immediately got a pit in my stomach. I also recalled an incident that had...
For approximately eight years, I’ve been an avid spectator of our local high school’s varsity X Country team. Five of my children (three, currently) have participated in this program. As I write this article, we are one week...
When I was about eight or nine years old, a German family moved in down the street from my house. A son was close to my age and he had two teenage sisters. I will never forget the day...
Prior to becoming a parent my husband and I thought we had it all figured out. We watched others fumble with parenting and just knew we could do it better. Then we became parents, and we realized we are...
For those who grew up in the 80’s, music was a rich tapestry with a wide variety of genres that could appeal to any music lover. There were several bands that rose to the top during this time, and...
Growing up I was a people-pleaser and desired perfection when it came to my grades in school. Thankfully, my parents did not focus on my grades or homework much at all resulting in less stress as I naturally was...
As many others across the nation, my husband and I have been discussing the circumstances surrounding Judge Kavanagh’s recent nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. While many across the nation have clear opinions on the recent events, interviews,...
I am terrible with laundry. There I said it. I can keep it clean, but I am terrible at folding it and putting it away. I am not sure why this is the case. I would rather cook dinner,...
Who determines popular culture trends? My daughters, who are each strong-willed, confident and capable, proved to me from the get go that they had minds of their own. I would say things like, “We don’t wear white after Labor...