This is something I wrote to someone else today when a friend had a bit of a public meltdown. I switched it around a little but I think more people need to hear it because so many people are fighting their own battles from anxiety, depression or family crisis. I know when I feel […]
Worry and Worry Junior Have a Talk
We worry. That’s what parents do. You can have a child who has “a worry.” I do. I have to pretend to not worry because I tell him everything is ok…all day long. Then I began to worry that he got the worry from me. Then I remind him, and myself, that our “worry” really means […]
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
Teenagers Will Eat Anything
The Kiss I don’t have memories of ever being at a traditional American wedding as a child. No memories of being at a wedding steeped in family rituals and tiered white wedding cakes. I remember being very small and being a flower girl in a Serbian Orthodox wedding for an aunt. The priest didn’t speak […]
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