10 Lessons on Love

Ten years ago today was one the most significant days in my life. It was the day that I pledged, in front of 150 of our family members and closest friends, that I would forever stand by one man’s side. That joyous and beautiful day is now only a distant and bittersweet memory. I stood … More 10 Lessons on Love


Running on Empty

This past Sunday  I was on my way to pick up my kids from their dad’s when I stopped to get gas, a mundane activity for most, but typically a stressful one for me–stressful due to my own procrastination. I rolled into the gas station as my dashboard informed me that I had ONE mile left to … More Running on Empty


Recently I was sitting in the waiting room of a cancer hospital in hopes of finding out if what is “probably nothing” is actually nothing. I looked around and found myself counting my blessings and praying for those surrounding me and, maybe selfishly, myself. It seems like an overwhelming number of my closest friends and loved ones have found themselves … More Waiting…

Our America

When my daughter was four, she asked me: “Who made God?” Today, at seven, she asked me: “Is America the best country in the world?” I’m not sure which was harder to answer. I fumbled for words and then settled on…it depends on who you ask. Different people have different opinions on what makes a country … More Our America

Recovering Cynic

I described myself as a “recovering cynic” recently in one of my online dating profiles. (Yes, I’m dating, but we’ll save that topic for another post. Or another 30 posts. Or maybe an anonymous book someday.) Right now, we are focusing on the less sexy topic of cynism. As a result of describing myself this … More Recovering Cynic

What We CAN Do

I have a confession. I have made the very conscious decision to bury my head in the sand. I can’t read another devastating news story about a shooting or a rape or babies being injured or killed. I can’t handle it. I can’t stomach it. I don’t have the mental capacity to understand why or how … More What We CAN Do

Suddenly Strangers

Yesterday when we were in the car on the way home from school Wes asked whose house we were going to—because it can get confusing with our current living situation-–and I quickly responded “your dad’s house.” And then I quickly regretted that answer. When we initially decided to separate we were very careful about how … More Suddenly Strangers