Talking With Dad

When I was in my early twenties, I called my Dad and asked him to have lunch with me. “Don’t you want your Mom to come?” “Well, Dad, no…this time I want it to be just you and me.” “Okay. Sure. Where do you want to meet?”...

How To Not Be Victimized By Empty Nest. Letting Go With Intention.

These days, my only son Rob is traveling at breakneck speed through his twenties. So, I’ve ridden many waves of transition from hands-on mom to empty nest mom. That letting go process happened gradually. But as time marched on, whether I was ready for it or not,...

Are You Addicted To Your Ex? To Love? Or Are You Still Grieving?

I never considered getting back with either of my ex’s. Not that they were chomping at the bit to be with me again, either. There was far too much water under the bridge. Yet saying good-bye to love, or what you defined as love, can be a lot more difficult than...

“I’m Doing My Best…” As A Parent, Are You In Denial?

What parent doesn’t have some form of regret? It goes along with the territory. Parenting is just plain tough. Looking back and remembering what you did, said, ignored, thought, blurted out, screamed — and wishing that you’d handled it better — is...