Guilty Giving

Guilty Giving

As human beings, we are created to love and take care of one another. For most of us, it’s an innate desire to not see suffering or sadness and to fulfill the needs of another. With all the present buying and gift giving around the holidays, society has implored us to...
Doing Little, Well

Doing Little, Well

So the title of this blog is clearly underwhelming … hence why I have a difficult time following through with the above phrase. Why “do little, well”  if you can “do a lot, pretty well”? Shouldn’t we do as much as we possibly can to fit everything in? Thanksgiving is...
Why Ethiopia?

Why Ethiopia?

I’ve been asked often and even criticized on occasion for creating a foundation in memory of Charlie that supports families primarily in Ethiopia. Why wouldn’t we focus on families in our own community? What is the connection to Ethiopia? I guess it makes sense to...
The Epidural

The Epidural

My husband, Michael, often said that if the human race depended on men to give birth, we would have been extinct by now. I have to agree with him on that point.  Pregnancy and Birth are the most beautiful experiences (at least that is what everyone says on Facebook)....
Two Things I Don’t Hold In: Poop and Feelings

Two Things I Don’t Hold In: Poop and Feelings

So yes, the title of this post is clearly … well, interesting. Nevertheless, it’s also completely accurate. Since Michael and I met, we have had and continue to have many conversations about poop.   Michael has to have the perfect conditions to poop – preferably...
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