525,600 + 1

Anyone familiar with RENT already knows… there are 525,600 minutes in a (non-leap) year. Today, I will traverse the bridge between 525,600 and 525,601 minutes of learning and life.  One year ago, I made the hardest decision of my life.  Hard for the uncertainty.  Hard for the impact it would have on so many lives.  Hard … More 525,600 + 1

Defining Relationships

As a parent, I want the absolute best for my children.  When you learn of unpleasant experiences in their lives, it can be heartbreaking.  For a moment, you feel like a failure as a parent.  Then, you remember you cannot possibly protect them from the world.  You can provide guidance and share the wisdom you’ve … More Defining Relationships

On This Day

I have a love/hate relationship with social media.  I love the connection it allows me to maintain with friends and family who I cannot see on a regular basis.  I hate the tendency to get “sucked in” to scrolling my news feed, looking at endless selfies of my teen (duck lips and tongue sticking out!) … More On This Day

Love Languages

Years ago, I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  Back then, I was skeptical at best.  The concept seemed too simple and a little unrealistic for me.  I took the test and found my top two love languages were Acts of Service and Words of Affirmation.  I filed that information away in the back … More Love Languages