February 2019

My pump has become my confidante, the reason I slow down and take a few minutes to breath and refocus at work.
It’s a tale as old as time; a classic love story; and a remarkable account of how I fell in love ...with my breast pump. I fought it at first. I didn’t want to give in to the pump. It represented going back to work and spending hours separated from my baby. It was the next step in the journey, but I wanted maternity leave to last a lifetime. My breast pump is the most glorious, awful, and oddest...
Go explore like you would have as a child. You will see new and magical things!
When was the last time you remember being unabashedly happy – almost selfishly happy? I remember days when I was a child that I would just run out of the house in the morning, head off into the woods or to the barn, and just have an adventure all day – not returning home until I heard the lunch or dinner bell. In those days, my time was completely about me. What did I want to do in this moment, in...
Dating in our 60s can be a heart-warming, romantic experience.
Dating in the over-60 crowd is on the rise, according to a number of reliable sources, such as the Pew Research Center, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Many of the newly dating have children and grandchildren, no doubt. Dating opens a new world of challenges, not the least of which is getting the children to accept it. I’m not saying all children are close minded, but in this case, with...
Being a Homeowner: As with so many things in life, there is a balance between effort and ease when trying to accomplish a goal.
A little over a year ago, my husband Dave and I bought a fixer upper, and have been working diligently to make improvements to it ever since. In our first few months there, we renovated the kitchen, laundry room and powder room, replaced most of the flooring on the first floor, repainted several of the downstairs rooms, and had an unsafe stair railing replaced. Whew! It was around the time the...
We may desire perfection for ourselves, but we must balance it.
I have never been a particularly patient person. I’ve been known to fast-forward to the end of a movie or read the last page of a book first, just so I will know the ending more quickly. I occasionally find myself wishing someone would ‘cut to the chase’ during a conversation. At the same time, I am also a planner. Planning appeals to me because it allows me to see across the horizon to the end of...