How I Spent My Summer Depression

gold star

I'm going to start by giving myself a gold star. Yes. Right out of the gate. I took care of myself this Summer. And taking care of myself wasn't easy and it wasn't fun and it wasn't always successful every single day. But I went down into the cave of self-preservation, I protected myself, and ...

Motherhood identity

W at the movies

The modern way of thinking suggests women who are moms shouldn't hang their entire selves on our motherhood identity. Parenting isn't everything special about us. I get this and yet I struggle with identity often. I define myself largely on what I do. When I was in theatre school I was an actress. When I worked in Hollywood ...

Thoughts on being 40 (a half birthday post)

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Not to say I am an expert on it, but I have now been 40 for EXACTLY 6 months. That's right, today is my half birthday. And yes I am absolutely one of those people who celebrate their half birthday. Of course the word "celebrate" is very much in air quotes. I say it with a ...

loss and sadness in June

loss and sadness in June

If I squint, if I turn a corner a little too swiftly, I can almost see it. Just a glimpse of what almost was, what might have been. I can imagine the family portrait, how different we would all be. How changed. It all was going to be so different. In another version of my ...

Find Out How to Win 4 Hersheypark Tickets

win Hersheypark tickets

The only thing better than getting to go to Hersheypark with my family is getting to give away 4 tickets to another family! Pretty sweet, right? One of the things I loved about going to Hersheypark was how great they were for all kinds of families. The park was a perfect fit for my multi-generational ...