For the Sake of the Children

Giving birth to a child is a miraculous and life changing event which sets in motion a series of emotional, physical, and mental transformations for parents and children alike. Navigating through and surviving motherhood is an epic journey filled with moments of victory and defeat. This weekend we will watch our third son graduate from … Read more

Our Mother Lode

Our family is in the weeds. I am talking the over the head, dense, thorny, and blocking out the daylight kind of weeds. I learned this phrase when I was a child and overheard my chef uncle talk about what happens when the orders pile up more quickly than they can be filled and sent … Read more

Lions and Lambs

How did your day begin? Did you spring up out of bed and attack the day or did you hit the snooze button a few times? Personally, I am not a snooze button type of girl. My feet need to hit the floor within moments of the alarm going off or my chances of starting … Read more

In Her Head

After reading my last blog about anxiety, my wife Yvette was inspired to contribute her perspective on life with an anxious person. What follows will offer insight, wisdom, and encouragement, but I am pretty biased. Judge for yourself. This week my wife wrote a blog about living with anxiety. I am a professional photographer who would … Read more

Life Goes On

The first day of spring has come and gone. My family spent the majority of the weekend tending to the yard. Refreshing the landscape with new flowers and building a covered garden bed for our vegetables required all hands on deck. Our boys were eager to help and we noticed the absence of complaining which … Read more

Taking the Cake

The official launch party of my book Switching Teams went off without a hitch. Nearly a week has passed and this night easily ranks among my top ten favorite days of my entire life. The turnout was higher than I expected and everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves. The cake alone was quite a hit … Read more

Team Loyalty

The first temperature drop of the “fallish” season just came and went in Florida. I welcomed the momentarily relief from experiencing the unpleasant heat that has caused my sweat to sweat for the past 6 months. In my world, fall means eating Count Chocula cereal as fast as they make it, cooler weather, hockey and … Read more