There's a fine line between reliance and independence, tending and mothering, and love and obligation.

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About the Author

Warm cups of coffee, good books, and long runs outside. If I had my way, our days would be filled with nothing but joy. But life usually throws us a few things we’re not quite expecting. And then? It’s how we react that makes the difference . . .

About The Weight We Carry

Helping her parents navigate yet another health crisis, Marissa feels overwhelmed about the unwanted responsibility. But when she takes time to listen and observe, she recognizes that not everything is as it seems for her parents' health. Will they be able to accept what's to come once a diagnosis is made?

What's the best way to tell the man
you used to love that you want to be free
to love someone else?

Creating Her Own Worlds: An Interview with Helen Garraway

July 15, 2024

Author Helen Garraway and I might write in different genres, but we certainly have (at least) two things in common: both of us inherited our love of reading from our mothers, and we started writing somewhat late in…

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Sixteen (Wild and Precious, Part III)

July 10, 2024

Dear Melina, I got back from a long run the other day and was standing in the shower when I realized that the end of June was upon us and I hadn’t started your birthday letter yet. So,…

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Promoting Understanding and Awareness: An Interview with Lexi Andresen Lutz

July 8, 2024

Knowledge is power, and we can all learn something from experiences that differ from ours. Lexi Andresen Lutz hopes to help others with that learning process. She is the author of All Mixed Up: Discovering the Beauty in…

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