Monsters in the Closet and Other Scary Stuff

“I can’t sleep with the closet door open.” I made this statement on one of the rare occasions when the entire Kramer family was gathered together. My mother looked at me as if I was completely insane and said, “Really? You’re kidding!” “No, I’m not. I’m afraid of monsters in the closet. I know they … Read more…

Mother Daughter Swap

Like millions of Americans, I called my Mother yesterday. “I just called to say Happy Mother’s Day.” “Thank you. And you too.” I always find Mother’s Day awkward. Partially because, despite the fact that I am a Mom, I think my mother still sees me as the daughter who needed her all the time. Or … Read more…

Home . . . Sick

I’ve been struggling about what to write this morning. Usually the first thing I do in the morning is start my daily post.  But, this morning was different for a few reasons.: I had to drag my carcass out of bed in order to drive my husband in to get a school van at 6am–why … Read more…

Learning to Forgive

When the world comes crashing down around you, it seems natural to want to put the blame on someone or something. On the system that let you down. On co-workers who manipulated the system. On your partner. On the universe, or G-d, or some greater power. And, often the hardest to overcome, on yourself. It … Read more…