Buying Books with a Purpose

I’ll be honest, as a lifelong book lover no one needs to push me to buy a book or two. Lately I tend not to splurge because I have hundreds of unread books between my Kindle freebies and paperbacks. It … Continue reading

Making Peace with the Past

Maybe it’s because I’m creeping closer to half a century and want to truly enjoy life. Maybe it’s because my overfilled plate needs to be cleared of something. Maybe it’s because I’m at the point of refusing to be weighed down … Continue reading

Avoiding the “B” Word

The girls have been out of school for almost a month now. It’s usually around this time of year that I hear those two words every parent dreads, “I’m bored.” Here I am hoping for five minutes to grab a … Continue reading

Role Reversal: Caring for Elderly Parents

A recent family meeting at a rehab facility where my father-in-law is recouping after a fall has left me pondering our cycle of life. When we are born as helpless infants our parents care for us. We are totally dependent upon them. We … Continue reading