Entries by Rachel

My View From Here.

Parenting decisions are numerous, and I continue to breathe through my own parenting decision making process. A process that began 21 years ago when I learned I was pregnant with my first child. 

Summer 2020.

Empty nesting is arriving, and that’s ok. I am practicing being entirely present in this moment with my sons. Enjoying my one last summer with all of us under the same roof for a few months. Together and happy.

Secure Attachment

Last week was Mother’s Day, which is still a challenging day even 34 years after her passing. I thank her for the presence and love she showed me throughout the early years of my life. I’ve thought and read a lot about secure attachment. It is something I care deeply about.

Words That Help.

I needed time off to rest and digest. January and February were filled with life moments that came from left field. The kind that cause you to stop and dig deep.

Just one thing.

My friend was at home, recovering. I offered to bring groceries, or a perhaps a cooked meal. I inquired, what do you need?
One word response: Time. Her pointed response stopped me: the one thing I couldn’t go and buy or cook and deliver.

No Shave November.

The month began with a spirited conversation with my 18-year-old son about his no shave November appearance. I inquired with an air of mom suspicion, “Remind me again, why are you not shaving?”