Emptying Your Nest

It starts the moment we hold our babies for the first time, no matter how that sweet child came into our lives. We know it’s coming, in the far reaches of our hearts and minds. That the entire point of parenting is supposedly to let our children go a bit more every...

On Mothering & Letting Go

NOTE FROM ELISABETH: this post was originally written in August, 2015. My daughter has since graduated from college and is getting married next month. You know how when you buy a new car, you see your exact car all over the place all of the sudden? Well, one of the...

Divergent Days

When you are the mother in a blended family, you feel pulled in ways you didn’t when it was you and the original husband/dad and the original children. You all did your thing. You and your husband tag-team’d sports events and appointments (or maybe you did them on...