We waited years to sell a house we never liked. Thankfully, three noteworthy events intersected last summer: our youngest graduated high school, our middle and oldest sons moved into their own respective apartments, and the economy bounced back from a decade-plus of real estate dregs. No one had to ask us twice. We grabbed paint … More Taxes, Death and Moving
Unless you’ve been on a mountaintop without internet reception, you’ve probably heard the story earlier this summer of an UNEMPLOYED 30 year-old New York man who will not leave home. He’s been ensconced in his parents’ home for the last ten years RENT-FREE! His parents had to take him to court to get him out … More Check-Out Time at the Loser Hotel
Ten years ago, I had a young man in my creative writing class named Tommy. He was a bit of a slacker…okay, he was a complete slacker. Clearly, he smoked too much weed. Over the years, Tommy became friends with my oldest son, also a slacker and someone who, at the time, likewise smoked too … More Searching for Truth? Call a Mom
And so, I went into marriage and family putting everyone else above myself. I know I’m not alone here–any woman who adds the job title mother to her already full list of responsibilities is well aware of the sacrifices it entails to raise children.
And yet, after a lifetime of doing so, I began to feel like I didn’t matter. … More Touched by an Angel?