The beauty of mom advice

October 2, 2018
I was thinking the other day about mom advice. That advice mothers give us. Or, as mothers, we give our kids. Solicited or not. My mother didn't exactly give advice,...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 1, 2017
Tired of the usual Mother's Day gifts, like flowers or brunches?  If you're lucky enough to still have a mother to honor on May 14, you may want to show you are...

What my mother taught me

June 10, 2016
When my mother died in 1999 I figured she'd be all over me from the afterlife. I couldn't have been more wrong. My mother has been MIA pretty much since she died....

Sandy: no coincidence

May 10, 2015
And everywhere I go There you will find Sandy So the other day I was driving down Highway 17 toward the Los Gatos hills, thinking about my mother. It was the day of...

What can parents do about mean girls?

April 22, 2015
This began as a post about saying goodbye and then morphed into one about mean girls. I don't think that's an accident. The stories in Dumped, Women Unfriending Women...

Seniors Day, then and now

August 27, 2014
Seniors Day thoughts. I don't feel like a senior. My hair isn't grey, at least it's not supposed to be, given my monthly investment at the salon. I'm usually pretty...

Calling Mom

May 11, 2014
During our life together I spoke to my mother just about every single day. We lived thousands of miles apart for decades, but hearing her voice was an important part...

Family pictures: “if only we knew what was ahead̷...

October 29, 2013
Do you ever look at old family pictures and wonder at the innocence they portray? How we knew nothing of the life that was to unfold? How each decision we made took us...

Why I travel

June 4, 2013
After zipping my suitcase shut and slipping my laptop into a carryon,  the last thing I did this afternoon was slip one of my mother's rings on my finger to wear while...

About therapy

May 31, 2013
No, it's not Christmas or even close to that holiday. But it's come to my attention recently that there are still people around who do not believe in psychological...

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