Do As I Say, Not As “I Do”

I don’t typically dole out marriage advice because I don’t set the best example, but if you want to learn from my experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly, I can offer some words of wisdom based on our first 10 years. The first year was difficult. We traveled often for work and only…

Celebrating My Sister From Kenya

I remember the day I met Anne. “Hello, I am “Ah-nee Ng’ang’a, pronounced like ‘hang’ without the ‘h’.” It was the most beautiful accent I had ever heard coming from the most stunning woman I had ever seen. Standing before me was my new work colleague. Little did I know at the time, her exterior beauty…

The Meaning Behind 11-2

I’ve said it before and I will say it again “I own this month.” Mother’s Day, followed by our anniversary, my birthday and my cancerversary. Today marks 10 years of being married to this guy. He cracks me up! When people ask, “Is this your wife?” Dan says “Well, I am legally bound to her, so…

Waiting on a Mammo, 15yrs Later

My friend texted me in a panic. I adore this friend. I wanted to put her at ease. I left work to meet her. Working for a breast cancer non-profit organization, I felt it was my job, literally, to be there for her. I know mammograms are extremely stressful. I know mammograms cause anxiety. I know…

Self Soothing Sputnik-Style

As much as I joke about my kids being “bat-sh!t crazy,” which they get from their Dad, I am amazed by them. They may talk too much, which I admit they get from me, but they are smart and funny and that sometimes compensates for the lack of quiet in our home. They are generally awesome…