Say My Name, Keep My Name

July 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose  by any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Names, who makes them up, [...]

Let’s Talk More About Sex: My Education

March 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Why do I insist on sex education and an open, honest dialogue about sex with my 16-year-old Precocious Daughter? I have my reasons. (Part One) When I was in elementary school [...]

Reflections on 16 Years of Marriage

February 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

My husband and I celebrated 16 years of marriage in December. It seems that an anniversary is a natural time of reflection on all that we’ve been through, both good and [...]

Names Chosen With Love

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

A name is one of the first things people know about us. In so many ways it can define who we are. There are many stories behind the names of people and places. I have always [...]

All You Need is Love: My Loves Defined

February 3, 2016 // 4 Comments

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, love is the strong affection for another arising out of personal ties; affection based on admiration or common interests. Love is [...]

The Strangers Who Raised Me

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

I never got the chance to really know my mother. She was too busy selling my stereo for enough money to get a dime-bag of silence, Or pawning my television so she could buy [...]

Picture Perfect

January 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

We settled into the car and pulled out of the driveway. After a crazy morning of trying to get everyone dressed, fed and ready to go to the Arboretum for our family portrait, [...]
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