Too Much Drama

“It’s too much drama!” My daughter complains as she spills the details of a squabble she experienced in the park. I am not a proponent of the word since it perpetuates the myth that young girls and women are unable to get along with one another. Much...
Standing Alone and Finding Your Tribe

Standing Alone and Finding Your Tribe

I am a self-proclaimed introvert. I enjoy quiet evenings with a book and a cup of coffee and am content eating alone in a restaurant. With large groups of people, I tend to hesitate before I mingle, focused on observation rather than talking. Solitude provides a...

Kindess and Competition: Women Can Get Along

She fell on the court, sobs mixed with smiles. As our family watched Serena Williams move toward her 18th grand slam victory, my daughter noticed tears in the corner of my eye. “Momma, are you crying?” she asked.  “No, I am not crying. Don’t be...

Overwhelmed: The Week After Turning 40

My birthday week was all kinds of spectacular. I started the week with a very nice lunch with a good friend who took me to dine at one of my favorite places. This same friend set the tone for my birthday by surprising me with a birthday party early in the month. She...

On Letting Go Of Friendships

“I don’t understand why she doesn’t like me, Momma.” My daughter looked to me to answer her question even though she phrased it like a statement. Her nose starts to crinkle when she is about to cry. I saw a single tear avalanche down her face....