Mommy, Why Don’t You Have a Job?
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Mommy, Why Don’t You Have a Job?

Said my daughter’s sweet seven-year-old* voice from the back seat of the car. She spoke tentatively, choosing her words and tone carefully, so as not to offend me. “It’s okay that you don’t, but, I was just wondering, cause, you know, some other mommies do.” Tears formed immediately, so touching was her innocence and honesty. … Continue reading

Always Have Your Passport Ready
Italy / Narratives

Always Have Your Passport Ready

It’s not that we travel internationally all that often. This summer, the furthest I journeyed was a weekend in Sedona, Arizona, just one state over, to catch up with good friends and show our kids the Grand Canyon. Fantastic and fun, yes, but no passport required. But having passports at the ready gives me a sense of excitement and possibility. I … Continue reading