A Mother’s Work

This Mother’s Day, we went home to see my father. There were many pictures and belongings of my late mother still in the house. Her clothes still hung on hangers, her shoes in boxes, and her beloved knick-knacks sitting on shelves, in plain sight but collecting dust. In the weeks shortly after her death, I… Read More A Mother’s Work

A Mother’s Hope

A year ago, I attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC with my sisters and daughter. I’ve participated in demonstrations in my younger years, but this one felt drastically different. Apart from being in complete awe at the sheer mass of people participating, there was a moment that stuck in my mind.  We were crossing… Read More A Mother’s Hope

Buying and Selling a Home: 5 Tips for Keeping Cool Together When the Unexpected Problems Arise

This year we sold our first home and moved into to a new home. As we navigated through the process of buying and selling a home, there were unexpected problems that would suddenly pop-up – some small, others truly heart-pumping. But, in every case, when you throw two different personalities in the mix, every problem felt… Read More Buying and Selling a Home: 5 Tips for Keeping Cool Together When the Unexpected Problems Arise

Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health

In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health