Timing is Everything

Many years ago when were living in New Jersey, J handed me a gift while I was standing in the kitchen wiping the counters, feeling tired and grumpy. He held out a brand new watch, which I had wanted, and said “Here’s a little something I got you to celebrate having our baby.” (Our first … More Timing is Everything

Successful

What does it mean to be successful? Is it outliving your life expectancy? Beating cancer? Making a lot of money? Living each day to the fullest? What does success mean to you? Here’s what it means to me. … More Successful

Marathon

via Daily Prompt: Marathon J and I have three kids, beautifully and perfectly spaced–as if we planned it–at 25, 22, and 12. Not only are they beautifully spaced, they are beautiful, inside and out. They’re not perfect, mind you, but they are inquisitive, loving and spirited individuals, each setting off on their own path in … More Marathon

Setting Boundaries

You’ve been slammed with a difficult diagnosis. People want to help, but first you need to help yourself by prioritizing your needs, eliminating the clutter and time-consuming but non-essential tasks in your life and then clearly communicating your needs with friends. … More Setting Boundaries