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A Valentine's message for my family

Today being Valentine's Day, I'd like to to offer up a few gifts for my family. Sure, my kids drive me bananas sometimes, but they've also made me a better person, as has my dear husband.

The road of good intentions

Ya know, it just figures.

From crow's feet to eagle's wings

I took a good long look in the mirror the other day and thought, I ain't gettin' any younger. Those white hairs and crow's feet are tell-tale signs that the bloom of youth has withered.

Sibling revelry

As my two children grow into themselves, I've noticed something that's probably glaringly obvious to others: my children have a relationship with each other that's wholly unconnected to their dad a

Resolve to keep resolving

I didn't used to be one for keeping New Year's resolutions. Sure, I made them, but as with most of us, they fell by the wayside after a few days.

Spare a thought for the killer's parents

It's happened again: schoolchildren shot down in a place they should feel safe.

Cookie magic

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to make cookies. I'm not some cookie queen, able to churn out dozens of intricate, hand-cut shapes.

Just keep swimming

We've experienced a major change in my household in the past week, something I'm not comfortable posting the details about.

Being thankful

A long-ago friend of mine who now lives in Alaska writes a blog so amazing and so heartfelt that she puts to shame anything I write.

Turkey Day madness

Is it just me, or do the holidays seem to be rushing at us like an out-of-control freight train? I am SO not ready.