Tough Love

When I was growing up, I heard a lot about tough love.  It wasn’t actually in reference to me, or to my sister; it was about my mother’s best friend,…



Presently Absent

It’s not always easy to be fully present.  When we’re doing one thing, we’re often thinking about the next thing on the list. And as a parent, the list can…



Milestones

A few weeks before my daughter’s first birthday, my husband and I looked at the milestone checklists for a one-year-old.  We already knew she was behind physically (rolling everywhere instead…



Missing Pieces

There’s a couple I worked with for over a year.  Recently, he made the decision to end their marriage.  He didn’t seem to have made this lightly; rather, it was…