Tag: life


Violet and the Bangs

It has been a few months now, but a while back, I noticed one day that Violet, my 6-year-old, had bangs.  Suddenly. They appeared out of nowhere. The girls had just come back from a weekend at their dad’s and I asked her if she had gotten a haircut…. Nope. Well, did your dad cut your bangs?  No. Did your grandma?  No. Violet, did … Read More Violet and the Bangs

Do One Thing Right

Coaching taught me that you better never call a time-out unless you have a plan. What in the name of sweet baby Jesus are you doing out there????? is not a plan. Once I made the commitment to come to a time-out with a plan to climb out of whatever hole we were in, I was forced to look at the game differently. I … Read More Do One Thing Right

The Summer of Discontent

The summer after I graduated college was one of the worst times of my life. Even now, 20 years later, after everything else that has happened, that statement is true. I had moved home from New York, leaving my college boyfriend behind, something my head knew was wise, but my heart was struggling with. We hadn’t broken up yet, so there was the added … Read More The Summer of Discontent

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