A Year We Were Never Expecting. And A Year We Will Never Forget.

This morning, as I was walking around the house, wiping down counters, making beds and doing the things I do at the start of the day, I had a feeling of peace wash over me. I was still in my pajamas, as I often am for hours and hours into Continue Reading

We Are Living in History

We are living in history. Future generations will learn about this time.We will tell our stories. And our children will tell theirs.  Images of people in masks and of social distant gatherings will become symbols of these days.  We will talk about when the world stopped. When suddenly families who had Continue Reading

The Teachers Are Working Extra Hard – Let’s Love Them Extra Hard

Today I received an email from the online director for our school district. The email talked about the challenges they have faced in the first week of online school and the ways they are trying to remedy the problems. In the email, it was mentioned that they have received a Continue Reading

To My Friend Who is Struggling with Depression

To my friend who is struggling with depression, I want you to know I’m here for you. I may not know what you are going through, but I want to hear about your struggles. I know sometimes when I ask how you’re doing, you want to say “Great!” but the Continue Reading

To the Parents Wondering: Are We In? Or Are We Out?

This week, we were faced with a hard decision. To some it may not have been hard, but for us it was incredibly difficult. And I believe this was just the first of many difficult decisions that are about to come our way. Our two oldest daughters were cast in Continue Reading

To My Friends Still Choosing to Social Distance

Yesterday, two little boys in our neighborhood came to the door asking if the kids could play. Their families had been social distancing like ours, but obviously had loosened some restrictions.  I had already been feeling like we are on an island with the choice to still maintain space from Continue Reading

I Messed Up

The weight of my mistake weighed heavily on my shoulders. I opened my email to see I had missed a deadline to have my daughter included in her 8th grade dedication booklet. And my heart broke. Not this. Not now. Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you Continue Reading

Let’s Be Kind

As restrictions are being relaxed and stay-at-home orders are being lifted, the responses from people have ranged from “It’s about time!” to “This is ridiculous!” and a whole lot of in-between. What started out as a feeling of togetherness seems slowly to be slipping into feelings of confusion and discord. Continue Reading