Saying “I Love You”

How often do you say, “I love you” to your partner? Once a day? Maybe twice a day? Or every time you speak on the phone? I fall in to the every time you speak on the phone category. That verbal expression of love is important to me. It’s right up there with other acts…

Empty Nest Practice

I always thought that I would be okay with having an empty nest. I focused on the positives: less laundry, fewer mouths to feed and the absence of my son’s sneaker collection. These past few weeks have been an empty nest trial run for me and my husband. One kid has already started college, going…

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

So here’s the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There will be birthday parties and graduations. Weddings and grandchildren. As parents, you are bonded together. Forever and ever. So you better do your damnedest to behave like civilized people over the years…

Letting Go On Mother’s Day

I am not that mom. The one who is distraught over her baby leaving home and heading off to college. I am not that mom who is upset and loses sleep when she doesn’t see her kids for a few weeks. And I am not that mom who wishes her kids would be young again.…