I work in a very male-dominated field as an engineer. Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. STEM. Although it is much more common to see more women around the table at meetings now than it was a decade ago, I still...
Forgive me, but please know that I am trying my best. I'm finishing college and caring for my family and working to create a stable, happy life for them. With the support of a loving husband, I am finding more and more about me that I love. I am raising your grandsons to be thoughtful and caring and mindful young men. 
For most women, there seems to be a natural progression that can start as early as our elementary school days and follow us throughout our whole lives. This progression follows the road of nurturing and selflessness. The act of...
You have to stay calm. Showing any sign of frustration will make them cling to you longer, dragging out the entire process. They know impatience. They sense it and feed off of it. Your job is to make them think you'll be there all night. You've got nowhere to be, no deadline to meet, no husband waiting for you in the other room.
Third grade has been a difficult transition for my girl K... and for me. Possibly for me more than her. The year was difficult almost immediately. K has a habit of chatting with friends in class at inopportune times, and...
Okay, I’m going to be honest. I couldn’t even type the title without tearing up. There’s a very good chance that while writing this, I’m going to go through a whole box of tissues. I went to my daughter’s end...
My husband recently mused that simply being a teenager is a form of mental illness. Normally, I may have laughed, but since he’s a psychologist, I had to think: “What if that’s true and what are the symptoms?” I could...
As our youngest enters kindergarten, I've now entered a new chapter in my own life. So, what's next for this mom?  For most of my adulthood, I enjoyed a thriving career as a journalist. But, for the past eight years, my...
Our parenting culture is obsessed with instilling confidence in our children and figuring out how to raise confident kids. The effects of this have been much discussed and debated, but I think it comes down to this: we want...
Packing suitcases and gifts in the car for a 10-hour road trip doesn’t exactly put the Merry in Christmas for our family of six. The thought of buying gifts, wrapping, packing them and transporting them 626 miles so they...

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