No! This Doesn’t Fit My Plan!

No! This Doesn’t Fit My Plan!

I’m a bit of a planner. In fact, I’m such a planner I began sketching out an imaginary empty nest life before my first newborn son had ever slept through the night. Before our firstborn had begun eating solid foods, I looked forward to holding his child. Maybe it was...
The Family Recipe

The Family Recipe

Prep time: Lifelong Level of difficulty: Challenging Recipe serves: Limitless   The first ingredient is people. More than one person is required for the recipe to turn out correctly, although substitutions are possible: non-blood relatives, people from different...
A Questionnaire for an Estranged Mother

A Questionnaire for an Estranged Mother

Five years ago, my estranged mother passed away, leaving me to navigate the grief of our lost and unhealed relationship with little assistance. In order to make peace with a broken past and learn to forgive, I collected a list of unanswered questions that went to the...

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