A Goodbye to My Beloved Papa

Angie and Papa

I was born on a cold Wednesday morning in December back when disco and bell bottoms were in.  And, while I don’t know the first time my grandparents met me, I would imagine that some time early in my life, my Grandpa (whom we called Papa) may have stroked my baby soft head while I […]

Helping Families with a New Baby

baby feet

When friends or family have a new baby enter their lives, it can be a great gift to offer help to them.  In my experience, however, it’s not just enough to say, “Let me know if you need anything.”  Most families won’t take you up on such a vague offer.  Instead, pick something that you […]

How Not To Lose Your Mind During Summer Break

Summer break is coming, and you know what that means: your house is about to be full of kids who are accustomed to structure, mental stimulation, and same-age playmates. If your kids are like mine, school breaks are a recipe for boredom and bickering. Oh, no, sorry, that’s just my kids. Right? Riiiiight. Well, just […]