There are studies, many of them poor, some may be worthwhile, that focus on various aspects of parenting. What I have learned after 20 plus years as a child and family counselor, and as the mother of two teen agers, is that parenting is more about what it’s not. Like romantic love or marriage, thereContinue reading “What Parenting is not.”
It’s been too long since I posted anything, but then since this is a blog that’s focused on parenting and family that can be explained but the acting that I was parenting and focused on my family 🙂 I have been the main supporter of my daughter’s HS Track and Field Booster Club and navigatingContinue reading “Tooooo Long . . . I blame Track Season !”
Stay Strong New Zealand #Christchurch #Loveforall
Happy International Women’s Day and here’s to hopes for greater gender balance in our world. I know I will be working within my own family, my community, and in every way I can to promote and expect a gender balance economically, socially, culturally and in all ways. I will keep those expectations high and takeContinue reading “International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter”
My beloved father in law Daniel sent this to me today. Jane, my mother in law, Dan and our whole family vacationed in France. It was unquestionably one of the greatest times of my life. Our babies, Sophie turned 3 on the trip, and Sam was just 7 years old. Love and family truly areContinue reading “Just over 11 years ago . . .”
I try to keep this blog not so political. But the political is surely personal now. Please sign the Petition I started with MoveOn.org at the link below, and share it. I believe families and people in Real Emergencies need help, have been promised help, and as a Nation we can do better. https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/national-emergencies?source=c.em&r_by=4976473
Marathon Runner, Wooden Boat Enthusiast, and my best friend and lover for the past 30 years. Happy Birthday Babe!
This week I opened a bank account with my daughter. We got her a checking account with a card. We signed a dozen documents, her and I. 50 years ago that would not have been possible. In 1970 a woman needed a man’s signature, husband or father, to legally get a credit card. We alsoContinue reading “Protect them from what ?”
Trying to keep myself honest, and looking back over the statement I made in 2017 to see if I am keeping promises my first year in office.