The Language of Love

What is your language of love? How do you communicate love to your partner? My boyfriend and I are trying to figure out the answer to that question right now. I’ve always thought I liked to receive love through words of affirmation—I like to hear "I love you" and like to hear sweet things. However, because of the nature of our relationship, love is only being expressed through words and I’m now feeling as if I want to receive love in other ways as well. ...more

Please Don't Call Me... Maybe

I've been going on for the past few years to anyone who will listen about how much I hate the telephone. Just last week, a blog friend I'd never met and with whom I needed to communicate about something important said something like, "You're not one of those phone haters, are you? Because I attract all of you." And I had to tell her she was right. ...more

Sometimes these days I need to take it offline with friends I don't see very often. I didn't ...more

Communication in the Birth

“This time around, before we even started to conceive, my husband and I had a long talk about birth, what it means to me and how I need more than just his undying love–I need his full support in preparing for an epidural-free birth.” ~ Cara Terreri, “Why I’m Hiring a Doula for My Third Birth,” Giving Birth With Confidence blog...more

Why Married Men Adore You (Yet You're Not Getting Dates)

I've had three clients this week tell me how they tend to be buddies with men and gets no dates. It goes something like this:1. She talks to a lot of men and they seem to like her; but none ask her out.2. While she doesn't connect with single men, the married and attached men adore her. In fact, they tell her they can't figure out why she hasn't met a fantastic man yet....more

Ask a Question

Toddlers love to talk, for the most part. They're always playing, and as their imaginations grow, they repeat scenarios over and over, much like an adult worrying, only their having fun. Another difference is that they do it out loud.I have found that these times are perfect opportunities to teach them some building blocks they'll need later. They think of it as a game, and an added bonus? It stops me from having to sing Dora songs to them in a public store.Read More:...more

Lamenting a Lost Art: Letter Writing and Why We Don’t Do it Anymore

Remember back in the day? When the mailbox didn’t consist solely of junk? Where people still got dreaded bills in the mail, but also got something no-one knows or seems to care about anymore – a personal letter?  Not from a bank or some company trying to get your business. But a real letter. One that might have matching paper and envelopes – maybe even a scent of lavender or rose!...more

I Want More

You know how in high school, your foreign language teacher will teach want/like/have on the same day?  I have retained hardly any of my Spanish, but I clearly remember learning querer/gustar/tener. It felt like a big day in Spanish class.  I went from understand random vocabulary words that I couldn't really apply in conversation to having a basic understanding of rudimentary phrases in another language.  I felt like I could finally communicate....more

My Son Doesn't Speak, So I've Learned to Read Him

My son doesn’t speak so I’ve learned to read him in other ways. I know which giggles are meaningful and which are just manic tics. I know his joyous squeals and grumpy whines. I know his attempts at sign language, when he is really trying to tell me something or just going through the motions because he knows he is supposed to. ...more
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How to Turn Fear of Dating into Fun Dates


Competitive: The Other "C" Word

Competitive: 1 : of or relating to a situation in which people or groups are trying to win a contest or be more successful than others 2 : having a strong desire to win or be the best at something Lately, I have been thinking a bit about how I feel about competition. I truly feel that the need to compete with others in our daily lives can get in the way of happiness and peace of mind....more