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snow is cold or the tale of being more vulnerable

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting my best friend from high school and her lovely family who were visiting from Texas.  It was the first time I opened up my new home to real guests – not just my mom and dad who stay from time to time.

The experience was different for me.  Opening my house and inviting people to see me at all times of the day – from the moment I wake up to the time I go to bed.  It was strange.  I was vulnerable.

But an amazing thing happened during this vulnerability.  I became more open.  I stayed up late to just talk to my friend – a late night talk that was like long overdue therapy for both of us.  And I opened myself up to let someone in. (more…)

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7 Things NOT to Say To A Parent of an Only Child

Let’s face it, being a parent now days is tough.  It’s tough if you have one child or nineteen.  But why must other parents make us feel bad for our decisions?


So I have one child.  People don’t always know the entire circumstances why I have “just one child,” but they certainly have an opinion.  Here are some statements I’ve heard, repeatedly and the comments I would just love to say in return, instead of my more P.C. versions I usually say. (more…)

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