Rejecting the Checklists

I don’t really think of myself as a rebel, but as I look back over the years my husband and I have parented, I have to admit that it sure looks like it!  Growing up I was a list checker and tended to think inside the box.  However, some combination of marriage and children andContinue Reading

Rejecting the Checklists

Rejecting the Checklists

I don’t really think of myself as a rebel, but as I look back over the years my husband and I have parented, I have to admit that it sure looks like it!  Growing up I was a list checker and tended to think inside the box.  However, some combination of marriage and children andContinue Reading

Alone. Again.

Alone. Again.

These last few weeks have been exciting as my clients have been notified of college and scholarship decisions. After 18 years of dedicated parenting, months of college applications, the stress of thousands of details, the final announcement in print can bring a range of emotion – thankfulness, tears, wonder. Then begins the serious work ofContinue Reading

A Change in Perspective

A Change in Perspective

I’ve been making a concerted effort lately to learn to see things differently. A few weeks ago I made a totally unnecessary purchase of a coffee table book, That Tree: An iPhone Photo Journal Documenting a Year in the Life of a Lonely Bur Oak. On the face of it, taking a daily picture ofContinue Reading