Describing Oneself True

Over the past months I have gotten more in tune with those around me who identify somewhere on the LBGTQIA+ spectrum. I respect each and every individual as they present themselves. My own representation is fairly simple. By physical appearance and by physical construct I am a cis-woman. My physical body is what I see…

A Conversation Sparks Something

Last night, as we were driving home from an appointment, my husband and I had a conversation about our respective days. It helps sometimes to vent about things that happen, we’ve discovered. I listened to his frustrations and interjected questions where I didn’t quite understand something. When your husband is an inner city high school…

Love Wins. But….

YAY!!!! SCOTUS MADE MARRIAGE FOR EVERYONE! Now, of course comes the hard part. Getting married is one thing, making a marriage work is another. And it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are now, you can have a failed marriage no matter what. I hope that doesn’t happen to you. But I am…

Adulting 101, or Being a Successful Grown Up

If it isn’t in the Oxford dictionary, it should be. Adulting: (noun participle). when a person tries to or successfully navigates some task or problem that is perceived as something only an adult could or would do.  It seems this word is all over my social media feeds. Various friends make use of it regularly,…

What Changed for Children?

We’ve all heard the protestations. “When I was a kid we were always allowed to… [fill in with something a kid did by themselves in the 1950s, 60s, 70s].” What changed in America? What created the mindset wherein a child shall NEVER BE LEFT ALONE? (Note: the author does not have children of her own,…