Portfolio

A sampling of some of recent essays:

  • The Renovation: The kitchen of an historical house is renovated to make room for a long wood kitchen table that will serve as a meeting spot for family meals and good conversation.
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  • Blended: A second wedding ceremony, blending five children into one family, proves to be imperfectly perfect in every way.
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  • My Husband, The Chef: A wife and mother learns to accepts the ceremony and culinary artistry of late night family dinners.
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  • The Script (Science & Faith Tour): A mother takes her two teenagers to a rock concert and finds herself humming on the way out.
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  • Something is Always Missing: A mother worries over the effects of divorce on her young children, and the nearly impossible logistics of co-parenting.
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  • The Wee Free Children: A joyful day with three young children, shortly after a divorce.
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  • Cape Cod: The impact of family depression causes one mother to look at her family from the outside and sustain hope.
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  • The Seder: After an “interfaith divorce” a Catholic mother learns to accept her Jewish ex-husband’s religion.
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  • Mom-Stepmom: A stepmom shares the pain and joy of loving a young stepdaughter, who thankfully, loves her back.
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  • The Divorce Photo: What to do with the marital memorabilia after a nasty divorce? To read more…download PDF
  • Empanada Day: Making empanadas with Nelly becomes a family ritual of love and respect over the years.
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  • The Teenage Brain: A teenager tests her mother at every step, could it be the teenager’s brain hasn’t fully developed?
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  • Garden Party: A mother throws a special birthday party for her 5-year-old daughter just after the divorce.
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