Family, New Year intentions, Parenting

How Moving Made Me A Better Person

  This may be the year of no resolutions. Not because I don't believe in them but I haven't had the occasion to do so. Moving from the outskirts of Denver to downtown took up most of my time and all of my energy. New Year's Day began with my arrival to Denver to help… Continue reading How Moving Made Me A Better Person

Family, Latino culture, Parenting, poetry

Poetry as a Gift to Ourself

I'm really missing my kids who live in Colorado. It's hard to believe they are young adults making their own way, not only in another town, but another state. Sometimes I get comments about this fact, "How could you let them go so far..." For many Latino families this just isn't done. But that's another… Continue reading Poetry as a Gift to Ourself

" Strenght, Encouragement, Faith, Family, Mexican Cooking, Parenting

Lessons from Long Distant Parenting

A month has passed since my two youngest moved to Colorado, to a city outside of Denver. I've had thirty days of tears, fears for their safety, and anxiety. The youngest son (YS) ¬†began college and my daughter (MD) wanted to start her new career in a new place. She's in the health field and… Continue reading Lessons from Long Distant Parenting

Family, Parenting, poetry, Transition, Travel, Uncategorized

Adventure in Transition

The frenzy of doing often keeps my emotions out of reach, until the doing stops. Action keeps the feelings sidelined, pushed aside so I can go on without dissolving into a blubbering mess. Such is the activity of the last few days. The preparation to move the property of two young adults and a cat,… Continue reading Adventure in Transition