Doing It All In Spite of Your Self

Many years ago, as a wife and mother of three young daughters, with aging parents living next door, I awoke one morning to the normal sounds of my daughters getting ready for school. Instead of getting out of bed, I uncharacteristically pulled the covers up under my chin, giving in to my desire to ignore…

Living Dangerously

It’s my wedding anniversary today—16 years. That’s right, I chose to get married on the 13th, throwing superstition and caution to the wind. If that’s not enough, every so often our anniversary falls on Friday the 13th! I suppose this tells people a lot about my character. Though appearance might suggest otherwise, I am not…

When a Good Girl Goes Bad

I went to see Gone Girl last week. Talk about a gal who’ll stop at nothing to rid herself of a man with whom she’s grown disenchanted. It prompted a conversation with my husband in which I told him (no offense or threat intended) that it was a good thing women are creators by nature…