I thought I was so slick. I filled my life with wonderful things; friends and career pursuits and education, and so many dogs. I kept my essence protected, loving my children but always carving out a place for my marriage and myself. I wasn’t going to be one those moms. You know, the ones ... Read More about Kids Are Moving On… Now What?
I had an interesting experience with my youngest the other day that to an outside observer may have looked harsh. He was at the beginning of an emotional tempest and I simply pointed to his room and said, "I don't have it in me right now to help manage this. Go do what you need to do." Cold ... Read More about Helping Kids with Big Feelings: Ask Zara
It is fair to say that being of a mom of three active teenagers, finishing a doctoral dissertation and opening a therapy practice on my own means doesn't leave me with a lot of extra free time. That doesn't mean though, that I don't have the desire to give back to my community and to teach my ... Read More about Can You Give Back…From Your Couch?
Dear The Girl, Every year I’ve written you a letter telling you how incredible I think you are. Some years, I even try to teach you a few lessons that I hope will help you as you grow into an adult. This year, I can’t help but think of all the things I’ve learned from you. There is a reason I ... Read More about A Letter to 17
Almost everyone I know thinks they know what The Red Cross does. Some people will tell you the Red Cross holds blood drives. The Husband will tell you his CPR training was through The Red Cross. My Red Cross memory is tied to boots on the ground assistance immediately following Super Storm ... Read More about Red Cross: More Than You Know