Tag Archives: Family

The Happiness Equation

Math has never been my subject.  When divvying  up a restaurant tab makes you hyperventilate,  calculating any type of equation can generally cause fits of anxiety.  Mathematicians tell you that what they most love about numbers is that they make sense.  … Continue reading

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My Princely Legacy

His call came at 1:00. I was sitting at my desk, revising a manuscript when I answered. I still get little shockwaves of panic whenever one of the kids call my cell. A million and one scenarios cross my mind … Continue reading

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The Theory of Evolution

I pulled into a parking spot in town readying myself to head into my appointment.  As I rummaged through my purse the sounds of children’s shrieks reached me.  The Montessori school across the street was letting out for the day … Continue reading

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Shut Up

No one has ever accused me of biting my tongue.  No one has ever said to me, You should really speak your mind.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard, Spit it out Lesa.  My mouth is my greatest asset and … Continue reading

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Big Dreams

Nearly five years ago my life took an unexpected turn and I became an adoptive mother. It wasn’t as if I didn’t have enough on my plate with work, kids, travel and the daily fires in my life, but I … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Story

My husband took a touching, candid family portrait this summer. There we were, the five of us, gathered around a large table, eating breakfast. Some of the plates were piled with pancakes, bowls were filled with fruit and cereal. The morning was … Continue reading

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Listening in Quiet

As the youngest of three, I learned early on how to listen.  And by listening I mean eavesdropping on my sister’s phone calls and my brother’s conversations with friends,  their endless teasing, and my parents private concerns about broken curfews, disciplinary problems and report … Continue reading

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