The following is a guest post from Christina Engel. Christina is a full-time paralegal, wife and mom. Her daughter Mollie was born in 2008, and her son Jacob… Read more “The Most Difficult Journey”
My husband turned fifty earlier this month. I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way. I struggled with… Read more “Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty”
I follow a writer who recently lost her husband after a vicious but tragically short fight with cancer. I will not share her name or all of… Read more “Can I Do This Alone?”
…a funny thing happens as you get older (besides hangovers becoming more painful): you start to prioritize things differently.
My 90-year-old grandmother, Nonna, is the kindest person I have ever known. The world would be a more peaceful, beautiful place if everyone had a Nonna to teach them about selfless love and compassion. Despite the ugliness she saw, Nonna decided to cultivate beauty. Here is a piece of her story…
It has been almost three years since my brothers and I brought my mother to her nursing home. As expected, in that time, she has greatly deteriorated.… Read more “Living the Dream”
After all, at 46, I am much more aware of who I am. Yes, I am still finding and learning more about myself each day, but I have finally learned to like myself. My whole self. And not to care so much about what others think of me. And at 46, I can even laugh at myself!
What I’m about to tell you, I’d like you to read, then immediately forget, ok? Ok, here is goes. *deep breath* I am going to… Read more “The Winning Combination for a Youth-Restoring Skin Care Routine”
So 2016 is the year I turn forty. I’m not sure how well I’m going to handle it. I’m constantly reading posts with titles like “Life Begins… Read more “This is (Almost) Forty”
So…my birthday is coming up. I met this fabulous woman in graduate school who absolutely loved her birthday. She would begin reminding us about her birthday several… Read more “Birthdays”