Dirty Little Secrets

There is something I’ve been hiding from everyone for months now, and I realized this past week that it’s not something I can hide for very much longer. It’s my feet. Warm weather always arrives abruptly in California, catching us all by surprise sometime in March.  Not that I am complaining about this!  We have […]

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Free Range Kids

Remember when you were a kid how liberating it felt to go out on your own?  Just you and your friends, or maybe you alone on a bike ride……leaving parents and home behind, feeling independent, grown-up, and even a little daring?  I can vividly remember that feeling, but I often wonder if my own kids […]

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One Giant Step

They wander in at the appointed time, starry-eyed and proud, holding hands nervously and waiting for their names to be called.  Young lovers, waiting for the Justice of the Peace?  Young couple waiting for pregnancy test results?  Not even close…..no, these are the Future Mothers of Kindergartners or the Moms Formerly Known as the Preschool […]

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