Summer of The Others

I'm too young to remember The Summer Of Sam. But that slogan doesn't have positive connotations.... So I find it weird to see people tagging their social media pics with #summerofava or #summerofolivia or #summerofliam or #summerofwhoever.  I get it. You're down a kid for the summer thanks to Sleepaway camp, and the younger sibling(s) …

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When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Is My Child an Athlete…..or a Mathlete?

I am spending my spring on the sidelines. I no longer commit to birthday parties or barbecues or frankly anything to do with family or friends. My weekends are fully encompassed by sports. Not professional sports, pee wee sports.  Between 2 young boys (I'm talking single-digit aged) we are all-in with baseball (3 teams), soccer …

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Becoming Zensational: Putting the ME in Meditation

The first time I heard Justin Timberlake announce "I've got this feeling inside my bones" I thought for sure he was singing about anxiety. C'mon, I know you know what I'm talking about. A slight constriction in your chest. The smallest sense of difficulty in getting air into and out of your lungs. Asking yourself, …

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