Raising kids

Eight years. That’s all that separates this busy mom of two (soon to be five) kids from the group known as empty nesters. While my days are normally spent attending client meetings, working in the office, cooking, shuttling kids to practices, exercising, and everything else I seem to squeeze in a single day, I was […]

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day. It was a special day for me, filled with Mother’s Day well wishes from my children, fiancĂ©, ex-husband, mother, other family members and friends. The children, Sean, and my mother provided lots of love, flowers, and thoughtful gifts to recognize the day. And, as a bonus gift, Monkey dressed in pants […]

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We are one short of The Brady Bunch. It’s something I hear from friends about us blending our family. The comparison doesn’t bother me. While it was a campy, 70’s sitcom, and it wasn’t always perfect in the Brady household, Carol and Mike got a lot right in successfully blending their family. Just like the […]

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I almost exclusively listen to Pandora radio and have little knowledge of pop culture, which means I am not the most hip mom with new singers or top ten songs on the charts–and I rarely know music on the radio as a result. So when a song I actually know well (i.e., I can sing […]

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Before Sean and I met he had discovered a new community ten minutes from work and the same distance from his two youngest kids. The spacious, city-style brownstones are a short walk to the downtown area, featuring a grocery, movie theater, great restaurants, the gym he already belongs to, a wine bar, and lots of […]

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Together as a Family

February 1, 2013

in Parenting

Last night there was a family spat that resulted in tears for three of us. The details of what happened will remain private since it involves the kids, but what I feel compelled to share is Sean’s reaction to the challenge we faced. The argument happened in the car. When we arrived home, Sean was […]

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