Happy Birthday Brighid

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. ~Joyce Maynard My oldest child turns 23 in an hour and a half. 22 was a year of big things for Brighid – not always good things, but big things.  She spent most of the year living away from home, learning the good and the bad…

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An Open Letter to Husbands – You Won’t Read This in Cosmo

God knows, I love my husband.  He can be thoughtful and considerate, and rarely goes into a store without bringing something out for me.  He’ll go into WaWa or 7-11 for example, and come out with a bag of cheese curls or a chocolate bar.  Then he’ll run into Walgreens and bring out a fitness…

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When Parents Have to Grow Up

You all know this kid.  It’s my beautiful daughter, Brighid – one of my Beauty Girls.  And many of you know that I’m struggling with some of the decisions she’s made. When Jim and I got married, in our wedding programs, I chose to include a passage from The Prophet by Khalil Gibran.  The poem…

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