What Happens to Mom When the Kids Grow Up?

"In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life" - Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard While many women dread milestone birthdays and the inevitable aging that comes with another passing year, I am not usually one of these women. Admittedly, my twenties were quite difficult for me. Though … Continue reading What Happens to Mom When the Kids Grow Up?

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Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

*This piece originally appeared on Parent Co. (Parent.com: https://www.parent.com/our-family-is-interfaith-and-better-for-it/) I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic family in a suburb about 25 minutes South of Boston. As a young girl, I attended church most weekends with one set of grandparents or the other. When I became a teenager, our dad had a rule that we either … Continue reading Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

Just One More Moment

What I wouldn't give to go back to that Friday April afternoon. If I only knew then what I know now, I would've spent the all afternoon with you. If I had only known that would be the last birthday I was to celebrated with you, I never would've left your side. If only I … Continue reading Just One More Moment

My First Parenting Fail and What It Taught Me

I've been looking forward to today for months. For some, today is just a regular, rainy Tuesday in March, but for me, it's much more than that. Today was the day my husband and I chose to celebrate our anniversary. You see, my husband, Mike, is a critically acclaimed chef and with his position comes … Continue reading My First Parenting Fail and What It Taught Me

Invisible

Try as he might he couldn't hide it. No matter how clean the house, how neatly the laundry was folded, or how perfectly he was dressed, Everyone knew. Everyday he swore he'd do better. He'd have dinner on the table promptly on the table at six, with dessert to follow at seven sharp. When The … Continue reading Invisible

Unconditional

Sitting around my parents' dinner table I can't help but watch and take everything in. This year has been quite a year for us, I've been very, very sick, our family was blessed with a new baby thanks to my sister, my youngest sister moved out of my parents' house, my sweet baby boy will … Continue reading Unconditional