A few months ago, my younger son moved into a house off campus. Wanting to avoid the disaster-of-a-house his older brother faced, I took a few pre-emptive steps that I shared in my latest post for Grown & Flown. Last spring, my phone buzzed with a text I was dreading, yet expecting from my younger Read More →

I have small breasts and I cannot lie…I’m fine with it. While I wouldn’t mind rocking a small, gravity-defying bottom like Kate Hudson, or sporting sleek, toned arms like Michelle Obama, I like my itty-bitty boobs. Last week my friend celebrated her birthday by treating three of her friends to a spa day. During my Read More →

Some people call me Visa or Lira or Lina. My name isn’t difficult to pronounce; my handwriting is impossible to read. To refer to my pathetic penmanship as chicken scratches would be an insult to poultry everywhere. Growing up, my siblings and I turned our phone messages into a written game of charades. Did Kim Read More →

No matter how many “boost your memory” books I’ve read, I can’t remember people’s names. I may recognize a face but draw a blank on a name unless the person goes by “Hey, nice to see you” or “How’s it going?”  For years I’ve covered up my bad name recall and even limited my circle Read More →