I thought being a new parent would be the hardest part of the job. I was wrong. While pregnant with my son and waiting for my girls to end their day at City & Country School in New York City, I asked another mom, “What is the best parenting advice you ever received?” Her answer was the greatest quote I ever heard on the subject. Continue reading
“Are you guys getting a divorce?”
My nine-year-old was eavesdropping on a terrible argument through the insulation of running water and a closed bathroom door. Valid question, as I had isolated her from the procrastinating eruption of our marriage since the day she was born. Continue reading
“Forgotten is forgiven.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Stop LOOKING at me!”
They were all staring.
Every. Last. One of them.
My heart was pounding and trying to escape through my head and the only thing I could hear was a high pitched frequency. My dad had his hand on my elbow, encouraging me to take another step. I was moving in slow motion and simultaneously spinning. My mouth was dry and I couldn’t see.
“Take a breath, idiot! It’s just another performance. It’s just another performance. It’s just another performance.”
But it wasn’t. I was twenty years old and it was my wedding day. Continue reading