"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that ... Read More
Midlife musings is where I can write about my thoughts that don't necessarily have to do specifically with me as a mom. Midlife musings are conversations you and I might have if we sat together in a coffee house hanging out after dropping the kids off at school.
It would have been better parenting for me to think soccer, debate-club and digging for worms. But I didn't. The words, "Your're pregnant!" immediately brought to mind dolls, dresses, and massive fluffy bed skirts - like Clara has in The Nutcracker. Having a boy never crossed my mind. So when I ... Read More
I now officially wonder, what is midlife for women? Mathematically, I'm likely at middle age or I've passed it by. Is it a "crisis?" I'll turn fifty this year and I'm starting to feel a little "restless." Although, I confess, it doesn't feel much like a crisis. It feels more like an experience, ... Read More
At 39, I felt a stirring - something that made no sense to me. Each thought dripped onto my brain like a tiny droplet of water tumbling off a leaf after a spring shower. The droplets intruded, "baby...mother...baby...be a mom...you'll regret not doing this." I literally took a terrifying leap and ... Read More
My heart goes out to kids today - growing up is stressful. Screens, bullies, being over scheduled, pressures to perform. And in between all this, I desperately want my boys to grow up to celebrate and see value in all people. I want them to stand up for people in marginalized communities - it seems ... Read More