My Gift from the Sea 

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” ~Anne Morrow Lindenberg How many times can I return to the same book? Every summer Gifts from the Sea calls my name.  Some summer IContinue reading “My Gift from the Sea “


I was twenty four years old the day Cole was born. Looking back, I was a baby. I got pregnant the summer after college having never worked an adult job. I spent that summer, fall and winter loving every moment of being pregnant. I was fascinated by the process. I read every book I couldContinue reading “Twelve. “

Love is Possible 

The news is overwhelming these days. It’s too much. The other night Cole and I tackled his homework while the nightly news was on in the background. I noticed he had completely shut down. In that moment, I realized what he was watching: news on the refugee crisis, news on the police in Chicago, andContinue reading “Love is Possible “

Standards of Success

Forth grade has been a hard year for Cole. For whatever reason he hasn’t been engaged in his school work or his learning. Maybe it’s puberty. Maybe he is bored. He has mentioned not feeling liked by his teacher. It’s been a hard year. I understand. Sometimes we find ourselves in a chapter of ourContinue reading “Standards of Success”

Chet is Two

Today we celebrate two years of Chet! Two favorite activities: playing outside and cooking Two favorite shows: Mickey Mouse and Elmo Two favorite foods: broccoli and noodles. Two favorite toys: tools and Elmo Two favorite sentences: Baby do it and love you. Two favorite books: Go Dog Go and his pumpkin book. Two methods forContinue reading “Chet is Two”