My Story

I’M BACK! But where have I been…?

I've been away for a bit...but I'm back!

Growing Pains, My Story, Self-Care

Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day is this weekend. I keep forgetting about it. Not having a mother will do that to you. My email is full of helpful “reminders” of the day from internet companies I have bought gifts through over the past year.  Even before my mother died I always wondered about people who had terrible relationships… Continue reading Mother’s Day 2018

Grief Supporters, Grievers, My Story

New Year, New Blog

I have been away for a while. My last post from three years ago probably gives you a clue as to why. My mother died on March 5, 2015. When my mother died in 2015, I was an underemployed, adjunct professor living with my parents in Richmond, VA commuting to Washington DC. Now, in 2018,… Continue reading New Year, New Blog

My Story


Today's is Mother's Day...and I just lost my mother. There is little to say, no Top 10 lists of what mom taught me that adequately capture everything I learned from her during our time together. Instead, I'd like to share the words I wrote for her funeral service, words that celebrated our mother-daughter time together… Continue reading Mom