Family

3 Places to Go for Cherry Blossom Viewing

I never paid much attention to trees or flowers. Sure, I’ve always loved the significance of blooming flowers as a sign that winter’s end is near. But it wasn’t until my first spring season in Japan that I truly fell in love with a tree: the cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms, or sakura as they’re called […] Read more…

Fakesgiving: Co-Parenting During the Holidays

I don’t have my children for Thanksgiving this year. The good news is that this means I get the kids for Christmas. But on Thanksgiving, the kiddos will be eating turkey and stuffing with their father. I’ve been co-parenting for nearly five years now. For five years, the parent who gets Thanksgiving, doesn’t get Christmas, […] Read more…

A Letter to My Future Teen

Dear Big C, Well, you are a teenage boy. Where did the time go? It feels like just yesterday that you were in 1st grade and gearing up for your 7th birthday party. It’s difficult for a mother to imagine her children growing into independent adults. Instead of thinking about our children driving and dating […] Read more…

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