Childlike Behavior

On some rudimentary level, I always thought parenting, among other things, would bring me to some sort of elevated level of – I don’t know – maturity, maybe? Wisdom? Intellect? The sacred act of bringing life into the world,...
There is a familiar scene that happens in some fast-paced workplaces. So familiar, in fact, the scene has been rendered anew in many contexts in innumerable films and TV shows. We all know it: A worker enters a bustling,...
To anyone that has any contact with children, as well as any sort of vehicular transport of them, they know, there is indeed a dark side to this whole “begetting” of children situation. That dark side being, of course,...

Am I… Fat?

“Mommy, what does 'fat' mean?” I was walking up the stairs — embarrassingly out of breath — carrying my son, when my daughter shouted the pensive question from the bottom of the stairs. “What?!” I asked, taken aback. We had just...

A Calling

India. It started calling to me a couple of years ago. And, at first, I didn’t listen. In fact, I balked at the idea of ever – I mean ever – traveling to India. Too extreme, I scolded myself. This...

Grace

Whew, it’s getting ugly out there. And for once, I’m not even talking about the weather. I’m talking about modern day human discourse. As in, the manner in which we communicate with one another. Maybe it has always been...
“Yes, Mommy! Can we? Can we? That’s what I want for Christmas!” It’s here. You can feel it, smell it in the air. The Christmas gift buying and receiving frenzy has begun. Actually, it probably began sometime back in September...
As I walked toward him I noticed him pick up something and, like he does with everything, put it in his mouth. I’ve always thought it quite odd whenever I have heard someone say “If only I could be a...

Friends Forever

To those of us that have siblings, nothing evokes clearer childhood memories than those that involve our brothers and sisters. The fun we had. The fights we had. The trouble that “found us.” We are who we are today,...

Stay United

My husband and I recently celebrated our seven-year wedding anniversary. To commemorate, we simply ate an embarrassingly high-calorie meal and reminisced about our life together. During this rare uninterrupted conversation, we talked in length about one of our biggest...

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