A Midlife Mama Rediscovers Catholicism

Last night, I spent the evening in what was at first a darkened church, was soon lit up by hundreds of candles, and then was fully lit as bells chimed, an organ played, and a choir sang out Hallelujah. The smell of incense filled the air and at one point holy water was sprinkled upon … Continue reading A Midlife Mama Rediscovers Catholicism

Mommy Guilt: Does It Ever Go Away?

Here I go again, dissing the women's movement. It's not that I'm ungrateful for having choices, opportunities, and the hope of true equality; it's just that I'm so damn tired of feeling guilty. To be a mom and also hold down a demanding full-time job is to feel perpetually guilty. When I’m focusing too much … Continue reading Mommy Guilt: Does It Ever Go Away?

You Know You’re Getting Older When…

This past week was a whirlwind. Last Sunday, after spending an entire day and night Saturday volunteering for a school fundraiser, I awoke at the crack of dawn and flew to Washington, D.C. for a work-related trip. I volunteer on the executive board of a state education organization and our mission in D.C. was to advocate for … Continue reading You Know You’re Getting Older When…