The bittersweet in my kitchen window seems appropriate. The view of the November sky though the elegantly arched window of my newly remodeled kitchen brings that familiar feel of the holiday mix of emotions of a person whose family has changed. My sons won’t be with me on Thanksgiving as I proudly carry my perfectly…

I should have crossed the finish line to my first half marathon a month ago.  I should have felt the weighted medal around my neck signifying a giant goal met.  Prior to April of 2013, with perhaps the exception of having been chased by a dog, I was never a runner.  It was in March…

“I need a vacation.” Have you ever uttered these words? If we’re worn out, stressed out, or burned out, we need a break.  Going through a divorce is a big job. It demands hard work. Your time, money, thoughts, and conversations center on your divorce. Your divorce can feel all consuming and never ending. If…

The school called.  Immediately the sinking feeling hit my stomach.  Would I be able to rearrange my afternoon to leave work if one of the girls was sick?  Did one of them have an incident at school?  Do I have time to take on one more volunteer project?  Like rapid fire these questions hit before…