A heart of many pieces

It's official. Eddie and I are empty-nesters. We dropped Emmy off at her new home (Northfield Mount Hermon) on Friday and returned home that evening to three exuberant dogs, but no other humans. It's our new norm, and it's going to take some time to ...read more »


I've learned a lot over the years, as a mother, friend, daughter and business owner. Most of the time, I have an experience, process it over the next couple of hours or days, try to figure out what I need to take away from the situation and hopefully ...read more »

Winds of change

The inevitable is happening. Daylight, instead of lingering and stretching long into the evening, is fading earlier each passing day. The air has unexpected pockets of coolness, and I find myself holding my arms tight, hugging nothing but myself. ...read more »

Grace Lessons

When I started training to run a half marathon and hopefully a marathon next year, I decided to write about it in a series called Lace Lessons. I was on a family vacation when I wrote my first post, and my nieces and nephews helped me brainstorm ...read more »

The Dash

Last week, my friend's father passed away unexpectedly. The funeral was intimate, and towards the end of the service, people stood up to share stories. One story in particular struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it with you. The Story of ...read more »

Life Lesson

  For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you might recognize the man in this picture. I had an experience while I was away on vacation a couple of weeks ago that I’ve continued to think about, long after our bags were unpacked. I don't ...read more »

Lace Lessons

Life is a funny thing these days. The line of what is personal, what is professional and what is public feels more and more blurred because of social media. It’s an interesting line to walk, to say the least. As a human who owns a business, I have ...read more »

I am gifted…

I am gifted... at being resistant to being a beginner at not accepting and following advice at learning any other way other than trial and error. I am gifted... at choosing unrealistic goals and failing to understand  why my dreams may ...read more »

Are you ready for a new title?

I want to thank everyone who either left a comment on the blog, on facebook or emailed/texted me directly with feedback from my last post. I truly appreciate everyone's words, comments and thoughts, and feel so humbled by the fact that my post ...read more »

Happy Motherly Day

The older I get, the more I can't help but notice how difficult some of our annual celebrations can be. Although these days are earmarked as special days honoring something specific, they inevitably end up feeling exclusive. Holidays like Mother's ...read more »