Kate Spade: More Than a Label

Another life was claimed today to suicide: Kate Spade’s. I knew her name because I admired it on purses from afar, but never actually owned one myself. She was a designer and I didn’t know much else about her until I watched tonight’s evening news. [Telephone Ring, TV Pause] “Hi Dad,” I said as I answered the phone, then promptly instructed my youngest son not … Continue reading Kate Spade: More Than a Label

My New Blog: Love and Live Simply

Life can be a juggling act, can’t it? That’s what my life has been lately. I told someone the other day that spring is busier than winter (Christmas), for me anyway. Maybe some of you too. Through all the May Madness comes clarity and focus on the things that matter most. Those are the things that get done first, then everything else falls in line. … Continue reading My New Blog: Love and Live Simply

Seeking Answers and Finding Solutions

My dad is one if the wisest people I know. I realize most daughters say that about their dads, but in my case it’s really true; he really can remember mathematical formulas and the dates and times of his college classes, and that absolutely blows my mind.  Today, when he stopped by, I asked his opinion about our youngest son taking Calculus III and Differential … Continue reading Seeking Answers and Finding Solutions

The Joy that Comes from Letting Go

This morning I found this story I wrote last summer just before our boys left for college. A lot has changed since then, especially me. “It’s going to be a big change with them coming home in a couple weeks,” I said to my husband last night. We had no arguing among boys and a ton of fun like newlyweds. “Yes, it will be hard, … Continue reading The Joy that Comes from Letting Go