With Love, XoXo

valentines2011-sm

To say that all you need is love is romantically unrealistic. But to say that MOSTLY all you need is love, now that’s pretty accurate. Oh Love, (sigh), you are nearly as essential as the air we breathe. You keep us strong and enable us to do the incredible and the unimaginable. We need you Love…all […]

Read more

Hangin’ In Parking Lots

parkinglots-lg

Was that ever a cool thing? I have a feeling from watching old movies and hearing stories of days gone past that it was. Yet somehow I think the coolness resulted from adventurous and risque type behaviors, not the lingering biding time type I’m about to share with you. It’s quite humorous to me how […]

Read more

find-our-place

It seems that from our very beginnings we’re all just trying to find our “place”. Right from our very first meet and greet with these weirdos we soon discover are our family members, we squeeze in and shift and assert our position, claiming “I’m here, I’m not sure why or how or what I’m meant […]

Read more

TisSeasonGiving_sm

I recently wrote about gratitude and its importance in our lives. It seems only fitting that a relative of gratitude, “giving”, have a spot in our discussion. Giving is such an amazing ability. For some of us it is the core of our existence. Whether we have chosen a profession surrounding this concept or it’s a […]

Read more

lightsofmine_sm

Light, in all its illuminating glory, is a symbol for so much meaningful wonder in our lives. This is why it makes complete sense that we would honor and celebrate its presence. It comes as no coincidence that Hanukkah and Christmas, the holidays of lights, meet at the same time and same place each year, […]

Read more

thanksgiving

I don’t know many folks who don’t like receiving a beautifully wrapped gift. However, I do know many, who are incapable of seeing beyond the charm of the tangible gifted object. Those folks are unable to feel deeper into the meaning of the intended gesture, reason being, they are running low on gratitude. Like most […]

Read more

bizarre

Us moms, we are a different breed. Most of us know that, but sometimes, the very characteristics that are so familiar and identify us to each other, make us look like crazy lunatics to everyone else. Everyday we try to be everywhere and do everything. If this sounds impossible to you, know that it is…and […]

Read more

fancy

In these past few years of motherhood I have experienced a profound evolution. Not just in the expected way, or the circumstantial/experiential way, but in the I hear myself talking but don’t know who this person is kinda way. It’s by no means terribly bad just a bit jarring or overwhelming at times. As a […]

Read more

imagination

Although Halloween has come and gone, my three year-old darling continues to wear her queen gown around the house, to the grocery store, and questioning me why not into the tub. The fascinating thing is that this is not unique behavior, not something especially reserved for Halloween, but matter-of-factly an everyday occurrence. If you reside […]

Read more

cake

This isn’t going to be pretty. It may not even be funny…although, it may be so ridiculously poignant that it may ironically be humorous. This isn’t going to be sexy or romantic and quite honestly it may be frightening. For a moment it may even seem like a campaign against procreation. So if while reading, […]

Read more

Art-on-the-Go

This fast-paced life we live is a product of an ever-speeding society. It’s always about cutting corners and shortcuts…how to multiply your already abundant multi-tasking. All in an effort to be more efficient, have more product in less time utilizing less money. Quite often important pieces get left behind. This is especially noticeable when it […]

Read more

Our portable life

portable

An ode to parenthood. A typical conversation with myself or my husband. An explanation for why we’re often late and frequently insane. The following fits into any or all of the above mentioned categories. Doesn’t everyone carry around a portable seat cover? Or how about a potty for added convenience. Isn’t it a given that […]

Read more

patience

As I was pondering what to title this piece, phrases like The Many Reasons I Yell or When Mommy Stops Being Nice read like scrolling banners in my head, and I realized, those make me feel uncomfortably BAD! I considered the essence of what I was trying to convey…and while I am inevitably flawed as […]

Read more

equality

I’m sure this has been written in LOTS of literature, LOTS of times, just none of which I have read. I’m not suggesting that I have uncovered any great mystery, this is after all a well known secret. And while I do understand some may find this topic distasteful, I encourage you to separate from the 1940 […]

Read more

You remind me of me

me

First we were friends. Then girlfriend and boyfriend. Then fiancé and fiancé. Then husband and wife. Then mommy and daddy. First, I was me and you were you. Then suddenly we were a we. Eventually we became us. Then we became theirs and our me parts diminished. It used to be mine and yours. Then it was ours. […]

Read more