It’s Sunday afternoon and the house is still. The curtains are slowly swaying in the soft breeze and the chatter of golf in the living room eagerly competes with the Paper Kites for my attention. It’s quietly noisy, still, and I suppose, rather peaceful in the sense that there are only the two of us [...]


One of my biggest fears when I got divorced was what it would do to my relationship with my kids. I felt like I was in constant competition with their dad who had all the money he needed while my best friend was literally taking me to the grocery store to buy food and my rent [...]

Five Years

I have a hard time giving myself credit. I mean, logically I know I've done some pretty big things but it's so hard for me to pause and give myself credit for how far I've come. I don't know if this is because I know there is still work to do and I haven't gotten [...]


There is nothing like a teenager informing you that you know absolutely NOTHING about growing up, despite the fact you are literally watching a live version of your own youth unfold daily through your own children. Related is the fact that it should be required by law that teenagers get 10 hours of sleep every [...]