People have a tendency to feel that their struggles are very different from everyone who came before them. Perhaps that's just part of the human fascination with being unique and unrepeatable and all that, but it can get ridiculous fast. There's truth to the idea - I mean, no two lives are identical - but… Continue reading How to Be an Adult Sibling
I come from quite a large family by today's standards. I'm the second of 9 children, all of which come from the same two parents. We older kids not only babysat, but taught and instructed the younger ones as they came along. From shoe tying to reading to tree climbing to prayers before bed, they… Continue reading Tantrum Tantrum
Sometimes videos are the best way of capturing truly fantastic experiences. Sometimes they're the best way of experiencing something you'll never get to see in person. Either way, it's better to have them than not to have them. Here are a couple of clips from times gone by which I absolutely love and am very… Continue reading Video
So maybe we never really considered each other Older Sister and Younger Sister, but maybe there will always be that part of me that wants to keep her close and looked after, even as a grown up married woman. Maybe it's because she's a tough little spitfire that I want to be around to help preserve the beautiful little girl that still lives in her heart.
Five o’clock pm of July 26 was the time of my first breath in this world. It was 1991, and we were in northern Idaho. My first memories were not emblazoned upon my mind for years to come. We moved to the east coast when I was two years old, which didn’t leave much to… Continue reading My First Memory