I often think back to my childhood and miss how nurturing it was, how safe I felt. In comparison to how daunting adulthood can be—when all the responsibilities lie on us. I miss the house, not only cuz it was safe and full of love, but because it was substantially bigger than what I can … Continue reading The Riches of Childhood
A mother’s perspective:All day long:Washing, and cleaning and laundering.Scrubbing, and sweeping and mopping.Cooking, and preparing and serving.Oh, the tedium of daily life.Her child watches on silently in the background:Mother is taking care.Mother is always there.Mother is dedicated to her family’s welfare.Oh, the beautiful rhythms of life.
9/2 - My Parent’s Would-Be 37th AnniversaryWishing my mom continued health and successWishing my dad continued peace and eternal rest (1941-2006)…………. A Poem To the people who brought me lifeTo the people who watered me as a tiny sapling—tirelessly, endlessly, till I knew how to stand on my ownTo the people who guarded me from … Continue reading To My Parents on Their Anniversary
Placing cold calls at work recently, I pictured myself 20 years ago sitting at a long table with a row of phones reading from a script for UJA’s Super Sunday fundraiser. My grandmother chaired the event so I helped out in 7th and 8th grade. I can still remember the nervousness I felt calling complete … Continue reading Precious Grandma Memory
One of the first things I thought after my father passed away when I was 21, was that I had the perfect childhood. It wasn't that growing up didn't involve low self-esteem, shyness, anxiety, etc.—it did. It was just that I had this feeling of gratitude that my father didn't pass away when I was … Continue reading Cherished Childhood Memories
Growing up I watched a lot of Rom Coms. To this day, I still enjoy the fantasy stories of man meets woman and how they fall in love. But ever since becoming a parent I have noticed that the love between a parent and their child is just as romantic, albeit in a very different … Continue reading The Love Between a Parent and Child
I majored in psychology in college and was always interested in human development and behavior. Learning about child development was especially fascinating since I've always liked teaching and mentoring kids. Plus I used to be a kid myself, so it was nostalgic to look back over my own life and think about how these theories … Continue reading The Richness of Childhood