A year ago this month I wrote a post that I had been thinking about writing for a long time titled When Friendship Ends. I wrote about… Read more “Healing a Lost Friendship”
Wow! How is it already the end of September? Another year where the days seem long but the weeks and months are flying by. At the end… Read more “We Survived Our First Month of Kindergarten… I Think…”
My nearly 5 years of being a mom has definitely been filled with its ups and downs. While I am thankful that I’ve experienced more ups, the… Read more “Not Everyone is Going to Like You”
Several months ago, our eleven-year-old suddenly morphed from a little kid into a tweenager. This (literal and figurative) development thrilled Lili and terrified us. Shortly thereafter,… Read more “The view from above”
Dear Teacher Friends, I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for letting me bounce lesson ideas off of you, answering any questions that I… Read more “Dear Teacher Friends: A Letter to My Work Soulmates”
I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while. As a fat person, who gained weight only in recent years, I’m noticing more and more… Read more “Fat Microaggressions”
Despite all the different ways our lives have unfolded since graduation, those smiles and the love fueling them, are ever present. I don’t think there is a more convincing testament to the strength of our friendships.
But even as a little girl in the ’80s, young Lauren had wondered why the Little Ponies didn’t have fantastic adventures of their own. She wanted to see more than the usual “safe” journeys to find a legendary treasure or bring home a missing princess. While playing with her own plastic ponies with purple hair, Faust made them embark upon amazing, epic tales of heroism, with loads of character development, true tests of friendship and loyalty, and complicated puzzles that took real brains to solve, not just a twinkling jewel and the power of love.
As women, even when we are not compatible, we should respect one another and their own personal choices for themselves and their families, but a). not everyone has gotten that message yet, and b). even if they do, it means they will do you no mommy harm, but it does not necessarily mean you will be great friends.
Each Thanksgiving, I take inventory of the things I am grateful for. While I am never more or less appreciative, one year to the next, there are… Read more “Crazy grateful”