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You Are Different

It’s funny what strikes someone as different. For our family as we’ve moved from the east coast to the west coast, the issues of being different are crystal clear. We’ve struggled with the west coast ‘friendliness’, which we interpreted as nosiness before we realized...

It’s a Love Thing

A few weeks after giving birth to my youngest daughter I bravely ventured out to rejoin my mommy and me group, taking along my newborn and my oldest daughter. I sat down to a brunch and began chit chatting with the ladies around the table as they cooed over my new...

The New American Family

This blog entry is part self confession. I must admit that when American Idol first debuted, I liked it. Well, I more than liked it – I looked forward to watching. But after a season or two the show wore on me and I stopped watching. A few weeks ago I saw a commercial...

Many Mothers on Mother’s Day

I can still connect to the deep sense of loss and pain I felt waiting years to become a mother. And after years of feeling tremendous heartache, I then finally felt the joy and wonder at becoming a mother for the first time, and then the second time, and then the...