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Relationships, Travel July 14, 2015

Headed to Boise

Summer is nothing if it doesn’t include a few adventures. This week we are headed to Boise, Idaho to visit my dear friend M and her family. I suspect there will be some late nights talking and lots of fun touring the town they are so happy to call home now…..

Mind, Quotes, Relationships, Self-Awareness June 29, 2012

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though….

Relationships May 13, 2012

Mom

Dedicated to my amazing Mom who aside from being a loving mother of three, grandma of four, and a caring nurse her whole working career, has also started her own blog recently detailing the adventures she and Dad are having on the road as they travel the country in their home on wheels…..

Mind, Relationships, Self-Awareness April 6, 2012

All Mamas Want the Same Thing

One of the ‘powerful beyond measure’ capacities we have as women is that we are able to give life. We can “make breath” as Ani DiFranco says. I believe with this ability comes, whether we have children or not, an innate capacity to recognize the universal love and protectiveness that mothers of…..

Learning, Relationships February 26, 2012

Finding Connection

Can you believe February is pulling to a close already? 2/12ths of the year gone by. It’s been mostly good so far. This Wednesday night I’ll be going to the first gathering of the moms for E’s Kindergarten class. A bunch of us will be sitting down for some chips and salsa and margaritas while we discuss…..

Citizenship, Food, Relationships February 4, 2012

An Example of Fortune

E (my five year old daughter) and I were on our own. It was going to be a whole week. Husband was away so we decided to break it up. We had been so good. Eating healthy, smoothie drinking, making her lunches for school instead of relying on the cafeteria, we needed a girls night out…..

Mind, Relationships, Self-Awareness January 9, 2012

Cultivating Compassion

Like it or not, there are times in life when we’re having a problem with someone close to us. It’s difficult enough to have a relationship strain with any person; bosses, colleagues, neighbors, etc., but it’s particularly difficult when it’s someone that you love. My first inclination is always…..

Mind, Quotes, Relationships, Self-Awareness November 23, 2011

The Five Year Plan

Five years ago I held a baby girl in my arms. Now that baby is a proud and sturdy Kindergartner who loves to color and draw and is learning how to read.
Five years ago we didn’t know it yet, but we were about to give up the life we had made in Santa Barbara…..

Relationships, Style November 11, 2011

Annette

On my father’s side I had a Jewish Grandma from Brooklyn, Annette. I tell you the Jewish and Brooklyn bits because you would be unnecessarily handicapped in conjuring up the right image and voice without a little aid from this stereotype. She was the real deal.