Definition: Family

Family is powerful.  Powerful was the first word that came to mind, but the word power doesn’t come close to describing what a family truly embodies. When you type “definition: family“ into Google, “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household,” shows up.  This is a crappy definition. Thefreedictionary.com defines family…

Support Structures

This is what we do on random afternoons. I’m a therapist, so it’s second nature for me to say this;  Having support is crucial.  When the going gets rough we rely on support structures to____________.  Fill in the blank.  I leave a blank because “support” means different things to different people. I have learned over…

Just Beat it

I am like my father.  I need someone to give it to me straight.  Probably why I am sometimes harmfully honest with people.   But, you can handle it. My father was diagnosed with Stage 3″B”  Lung cancer.    I feel as though I have entered this “sandwich” generation of caring for my young daughter…

Practice…Patience

We must be adaptable as parents. It’s something parents become almost immediately after the birth, and if you don’t, then you’re s**t out of luck, says Darwin.  Survival of the fittest.  And, just because it’s immediate does not imply success or simplicity.  Everyday is a new day presenting new things to learn.  For me, adapting has…