What I Learned From My Babushka Years

[Originally posted on January 15, 2013]  Bumps in the road. Ever run into those? It seems that a few years – and perhaps more than a few wrinkles – tend to reveal new perspectives. Scarves are a staple in my wardrobe. I have a fair collection and I can often be seen...

Holding On To Joy During Difficult Times

If you would have asked me a dozen years ago what it means to live in a spirit of gratefulness, my answer would have been, Remember every day the things for which you are grateful, and thank God for them. Today, I know it means so much more. Actually living...

Saying Yes To The Dress, Or To Selfish Mothers?

Two words come to mind when watching TV shows like Say Yes to the Dress:  hot mess. And I’m not talking about the bride! This show makes me almost believe I’m a mom deserving of a medal. Well, at least in the bridal-gown-shopping...