Author Archive | Chris L

Self-Care :: Five Focus Areas for the New Year

The other morning, I watched Dr. Jen Ashton on Good Morning America as she discussed her new book, The Self-Care Solution. I find that Dr. Ashton speaks to me. We are both women of a certain age, and she always presents information in a straightforward, un-nuanced way that I appreciate. Dr. Ashton said something that […]

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Raising wineglasses

When mama needs wine

Mommy’s little helper. I’m not slurring. I’m speaking cursive. Mama needs some wine. #momlife #WineWednesday We’ve all seen these phrases in memes, on wineglasses and t-shirts, and we likely shared or loved them too. As the holiday season approaches, I’m sure we’ll see a whole lot more, which all seems like innocent fun because we […]

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According to grandma, you don't need to wait until November for Thanksgiving dinner.

Summer Thanksgiving and Grandparents’ Day

I looked around the room and realized four generations were gathered that day. On this random Sunday afternoon in August, we had our youngest (a one-year-old great-granddaughter) and our oldest (a 76-year-old great-grandfather) all sitting down to celebrate Thanksgiving. Yes, that’s right. Thanksgiving in the summer. A Tradition Is Born I’m not sure how it […]

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Granny envy

Green with Gorgeous Grandma Envy

I am surrounded by friends and family moving into that coveted phase of parenting: grandparenthood. And I am insanely jealous. My sisters, my best friend from high school, my former boss, it seems everyone has a new grandbaby to cuddle, share darling pics on social media, and generally make me pine for a grandbaby of […]

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