Every Day, I am Mom

Mom is a word that is for me happy and sad at the same time. Mom is not necessarily your birth mom – she can be an adoptive mom or a mom-in-law and in some cases that is really best. I am blessed with a wonderful Mom-in-Law and beautiful children …

The Should Is Gone For Good

Should is one of those words I grew up hearing often. “You should take out the trash” “You should practice” “You should do all your homework” …and on and on… As I grew older I took on the role of a co-promoter of “Shoulds”. I “shoulded” my friends. I “shoulded” …

Enough is Enough, I Hope

Enough Have you ever had enough? I ask myself many times each day, “is this enough? Am I doing enough to help my husband? He goes to work evey day and works as hard as he can to provide for the kids and I. Do I do enough to support …

Seeking to Define

Why do we as humans seek to define? In my younger days as a scientist, my whole being was focused on defining. I think it began when I was barely 9 and decided to catalog all the marine mammals. Those were the days before computers and Internet, so I set …

Abandon can be Joyful

Abandon. This word causes my mind to drift immediately to Joy and Freedom… and then to my children. Before we entered the ‘time of troubles’ – the time that left them both defeated and afraid and traumatized and is the big reason for our lifestyle today, my children lived every …

My Purpose is Not a Porpoise

Purpose is a word that is hard for me to spell and often comes out Porpoise on my keyboard. The reason, I am not certain. Except that I have always loved the ocean and all its creatures. When I was a child, long before the Internet, I would collect every …