Dr. Mom’s: Ready, Set, Parent

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“Please don’t do that. Don’t do that again. Stop!” “No. Why? Because I said so.” “Do not (insert appropriate verb) tease, hit, annoy, taunt, bother etc. your brother/sister.” How many times do you find yourself using the above (and many other) phrases in a day when talking to your kids?  Do you ever feel just […]

What if Moms Took Over Congress?

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  Let’s face it, Mom’s just know how to get things done. It’s because they have to, they have no choice. In many cases they are the ones making the lunches, waking the children, getting them breakfast, playing referee between those same children who are eating breakfast, making sure they put on some sort of […]

The Value of Losing


  “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” – Wilma Rudolph […]

How Don Henley, Bain de Soleil and Agree Shampoo Saved My Summer


  The past few months I’ve thought a lot about the summers before I headed off to college. I didn’t have a care in the world as I sat on the beach at the water’s edge, allowing the cool ocean to run over my perfectly painted toes. Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” played in […]

Finding Peace


  I am scared a lot. I never let people think that I am because that would mean that I am weak and vulnerable and, well, that’s hard to admit. It’s hard to lament about your own situation when, one, you know so many whose problems are worse than your own and two, no one […]

In Search of Numen Lumen

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At forty I still feel young, especially when I’m with my college girlfriends. Age and time seem to fade and it’s just like when we were back under the oaks, listening to the Indigo Girls and drinking cold beer under a Carolina blue sky. I long for those days again, when life was simple and […]

I Need A Hero

Wonder Woman

I remember when Footloose was released, the 1984 version with Kevin Bacon and his oh, so cool, bad hair. This movie about a boy who danced in a town where dancing was against the law was quite an odd story line but for some reason I was drawn to it. Besides all the great music […]

The Truth About Potty Talk

Potty Talk

I have hit my weekly limit on hearing about bathroom functions, words that sound like bathroom functions, imitations of bathroom functions, you get the idea. These conversations begin at 7am and continue until the last little nugget has gone to school only to commence once again when they all return in the afternoon. Some days […]

My Resolution of Faith


One of my favorite songs in college was “Faith” by George Michael. Back then I know I loved it for the slightly raunchy lyrics and incredible beat that always helped me finish the last uphill mile of my runs. Now when I think of this song it has an entirely different meaning. It brings back […]

12 Things I Know to be True


   In this time of immense sorrow and despair and mourning, all seems to be lost. In the blink of an eye families, a community and a nation were shattered. Through our tears we try to make sense of a senseless act. We question all that we know to be true and right and just. […]