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Parenting & Family Life

Something to Wrap My Empty Arms Around

"The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self, nor the other. The ultimate touchstone of friendship is witness." - David Whyte Anytime I have the opportunity to listen to the poet David Whyte, I take it. He looks deeply at ordinary life and finds wonder and…
March 19, 2021
Parenting & Family Life

Kids, Parents, and Respect

This week my 18-year-old daughter told a story of how I’d crushed a dream of hers when she was a middle schooler. I could believe that I had an opinion on what she had wanted to do. But the idea that I would have “crushed” “a dream” – such high…
February 23, 2021
Parenting & Family Life

Things My Daughter Taught Me

I’m in a reflective mood. Our daughter and firstborn, Elliot, turned 18. Before I had her, I knew I wanted to be a mother, but it was a blind instinct. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Honestly, I thought parenthood might be like it was on tv: the…
December 5, 2020