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A Reconciliation

by Carolyn on February 15, 2010

It feels eerily the same as when I was ten. Waiting for a phone call that’s not coming.  Wondering what I did wrong.  Thinking that maybe the last time we talked I wasn’t nice enough, didn’t seem interested enough in his life, or that maybe somehow I upset him.  That internal dialogue is whispering through […]



The Dawn of a Decade

by Carolyn on January 11, 2010

I find myself dreading and avoiding that age old, over asked question this January. “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” I usually have one. In years past, I’ve answered with one of the typical and over used options like working out, losing weight, eating right and being organized. But this year I can’t even keep up […]



The rules of engagment

by Carolyn on August 25, 2009

The good old fashioned argument To fight or not to fight?  That is the question.  But don’t rush to answer because I’m adding another element.  To fight or not to fight….in front of your kids?  Yes?  Or would you go with no? There seems to be two camps on the issue.  The ‘no way’ camp […]



The conflict and the resolution

by Carolyn on July 28, 2009

Most of us don’t seek out conflict.  Although there are a few who seem to revel in it’s flurry and rush, the majority desire only peace.  But being fallibly human and wielding our free will; conflict is undoubtedly inevitable.  We hurt each other’s feelings.  We make each other angry.  And we certainly don’t always agree.  […]



What a mess

by Carolyn on July 1, 2009

How do you protect your children from your parents?  The question seems ridiculous even as I write it.  Because once you have children a transition occurs.  Your parents stop being just your parents and become your children’s grandparents.  And what do we envision when we think of grandparents?  For most of us, we think of […]