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The Best Christmas Gift for My Daughters

My mother was raised to find a good husband.  In her era, it was important that she know how to clean a house, plan a party and be a good spouse to the executive she was going to marry someday. Her Christmas activities were to have my dad’s boss over for dinner,...

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Have you been naughty enough?

I’m a biker, and I’m regularly out on the road on my husband’s Harley. I find it a great break from my stuffy bank executive job. And it’s all about FUN!  On a ride the other day, we visited the Harley store.  A poster was on the wall asking “Have you Been Naughty...

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Why We Love the Royals

One the anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, I am struck with the fact that I was only 7 years old when it occurred. I was way too young to understand what it meant.  I do remember the look on my teachers face when she told us- it was shock and...

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Becoming a Grandma in my 30s

I can still remember where I was sitting the day that my daughter called me and told me she was expecting.  I had moved to New York with my second husband and my two younger children.  I remember the feel of the phone against my ear, the sound of the happiness in...

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How could I have missed my imbalance?

I’ve never been one who wants to talk about menopause- or even acknowledge that it exists for me.   I think it’s a little of my decision to not age gracefully. Years ago, I decided I would battle aging every step of the way.  But, I’ve been dealing with menopause...

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A Risk-free Way to Follow Your Dreams

What a great time to be in midlife.  For our parents, being over 40 meant that you could start polishing up that rocking chair. Not us! We’re living longer and are healthier than our parents, and the average life-span is getting longer all the time. Still, although...

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Fear is your Friend, Shake His Hand

Who likes being afraid of the things in life? Tossing and turning at night, with fears spinning-up in your head, you think, “Who needs it”? Well, I’m here to tell you that you do. You need to have fear in your life- and here’s why. It is part of getting what you...

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A Heavy Sweatshirt on a Cold Day

I’ve never been very artistic. My good friend and blogger Connie McLeod of My Creative Journey tells me that there is art in everything in life if you just open your eyes. And, I know she's right. When I think of my life, I realize art has touched me also. I got my...

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Kids Will Remember What You Did For Them

Most parents I know spend years wondering whether there will ever be some kind of signal that all that you did for your kids was appreciated.  Then,  every once in a while, something happens and you know  that all your efforts and love paid off. I have such a...

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Forget What Mama Taught You

Recently something happened that has made me think of the words that I hold inside; the things that I think but don’t say.  It was an act of courage by another woman- a woman I didn’t know.  She shouted out and saved me from danger. And, since it happened, I’ve...

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