My grandpa was knowns as “Güero,” a Spanish term for a person with light complexion. He was a fair skinned, blue eyed man with red hair. By the time I was born, he red hair had faded into a beautiful white. I took after his fair features and stubborn nature. I had always been self-conscious … Continue reading I Had Skin Cancer- My Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma
This entire election season made me acutely aware of unjust and bullying behaviors by others. Though I have always been willing to stand up for myself and others around me, I find that today I am more inclined to meet aggressors head on. So when someone is picking on my kiddo all rules go out … Continue reading Giving Them Permission to Throw the Second Punch
Tomorrow is Inauguration Day 2017. I wrote the passage below two nights post Election Day 2016 but it was never felt like the right time to post. Tonight though, it feels as if the world around me is bracing for impact. Even though we are all a bit more cynical than we were in November as we have had time … Continue reading The “Good Man,” The “Bad Man,” and Daddy’s New Boss
Our little island has been hit hard with one too many nor'easter storms in this early New England spring. So much so that the additional mom bag I consistently carry alongside my diaper bag now stores an umbrella. Also because of this salty weather J has mastered the art of walking in bulky rain boots. Thus … Continue reading Like a Sponge in the Rain
I hold myself and my children to the highest standards. The expectations I have for them and of them are limitless, but let's be real. I do not believe that they are going to grow up to be President of the United States of America. In fact, that is nowhere near the line of work … Continue reading My Presidential Littles
The perfectionist in me has been working on my blog layout for over a week. Promising myself each night, "I will post my first piece tomorrow after I find and create the perfect design." Truth is I was stalling because I could not decide what to write about. I mean, the go-getter-me has a list … Continue reading Nothing goes as planned then, BOOM!