I Could Make It Work

You know how when you are shopping for a car, all you see are the cars you are looking at? Or if you’re trying to get pregnant, all you notice are babies? Or happy couples when you are lonely? All I am seeing now is “Apartment for Rent” signs. I’m in the midst of a...

Accept What Is. Then Take Action.

I’ll admit it – I was thrown for a loop with the election results. I know I’m not the only one. It was interesting to observe how I reacted: First, I felt it very personally and wanted to shut down, hide under the covers, and never come out again....

Who’s Got Your Back?

At an event I recently attended, a Senior Executive was sharing a story about a text she had received once from her babysitter that simply said “I need to talk to you when you get home”. I immediately felt that sinking feeling that the words “we need...

Baseball, Politics and America

As the granddaughter of a man who is in the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame for being a storied football and baseball coach, I come by my love of sports naturally. I grew up listening to the Detroit Tigers on transistor radios, coached girls softball while...

The Limitations of Comparison

I have always said that there is a special place in heaven for parents who homeschool. I have been a teacher, and a mother, and have taught my own children in Sunday School….and I rest my case. This was my initial thought while beginning to read an article on...