A former client—a lovely person—e-mailed with the latest of what has been going on in her and her family’s lives. I could all-too-easily relate to what she said, and to the last line of her message. That line became the title of this article. I didn’t want to relate to it, but alas, I did. Read More
Have you ever been to an old-fashioned taffy pull? Probably not, since people don’t do that much nowadays. My family was once invited to one years ago. It was a lot of fun, but lately when I think about taffy being pulled every which way, I think about parenting my adult kids.
Beauty is my obsession. I became aware of beauty when I was around 12. I pored over fashion magazines and looked in the mirror to see if I was as beautiful as the models. Truthfully, I wasn’t. I was thin, had braces, and had terribly bad eyesight, which led to coke bottle glasses, framed by cat-like frames. But…I persevered. I wore a little bit of makeup. I tried to be as fashion forward as one could be in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the seventies. One afternoon, while walking home from school, Read More
First, let me say that I am always one to do something because my feelings compel me to, not because I am an expert or that my opinion is so important, and writing this article is no different. So bear with me, and know that I understand that this is only my perspective and that I’m aware of the Read More
The controversial new TIME cover reads, “The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children.”
As someone without kids, I can tell you that I live in my grandmother’s basement, and I don’t have it all. I think “having it all” has an exclusive meaning to each individual—your life should be your decision. Someone once said to me, “I believe women can have it all, but not all at once.”
What is “having it all” anyway?
People always want something better, or something more. I’m not even talking about the other debate of settling for something that you don’t want. With or without the family, are we as people ever satisfied? Read More