I Am SO Not The Mom I Thought I'd Be

I Am SO Not The Mom I Thought I'd Be
I am so not the mom I thought I’d be. Not. Even. Close. I’ve longed for motherhood my entire life — wondering, dreaming, hoping and praying — and at 29, my prayers were answered. Today, eighteen years later, I am Mom to three incredible teenagers. Yet, as Mother’s Day approaches during a time of profound, personal... Read more »

How bad does depression suck? Panel recommends screening every adult whether acting like one or not.

Dear Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky, Honestly, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop as we were both vacuuming our cars today at the same service station, but I couldn’t help overhearing you “encouraging” your special So & So to get out of her slump and put air in the tires. “Is it really that bad?” you hollered through the... Read more »

Why Are We Whispering? Please Like This Post If You're Touched By Depression

Why Are We Whispering? Please Like This Post If You're Touched By Depression
I suffer from depression. I do. And it sucks. And it’s forever. And I’ve had it with how many people won’t talk about this shit. Eight years ago, when I set out to spend a year writing, I’d been teaching preschool, feeling pretty darn happy with my life. Well, at least as happy as I... Read more »
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A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.

A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.
In this series, I plan to post as frequently and as honestly as possible about my own journey with depression — and to share my efforts to support my teenage daughter (with her permission) as she battles the same disease. November 22, 2015 Exactly one week ago today, I flew to Vermont with my husband... Read more »

How A Middle School Guidance Counselor Changes The World

How A Middle School Guidance Counselor Changes The World
To borrow an analogy from School-Counselor.org, “The middle school counselor is to a middle school as the project manager is to a mid-size software company.” I certainly wasn’t a middle-school mover-and-shaker, but I had more questions than any one parent, teacher or friend (yup, singular) could handle: How am I supposed to sit at lunch... Read more »

Not The Story You Expected About Whole Foods, Racial Profiling And The Need For Restorative Justice

Not The Story You Expected About Whole Foods, Racial Profiling And The Need For Restorative Justice
This probably is not the story you expected, but this time around, it’s the whole story of an August 5th, 2015 incident at Whole Foods, including accusations of racial profiling and a community in need of Restorative Justice. After writing about Ashley Usher-Coleman’s August 5th experience at a Whole Foods in Evanston, Illinois, I discovered... Read more »
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Living Life Without Hitting Delete

Living Life Without Hitting Delete
GOD I hate when I constantly hit the delete key. Lately, I’ve been doing it all the time and it’s made me cranky. Therefore, here’s a post written completely from the heart — I’m FORCING myself NOT to use the delete key. Just try it, Weisenheimer. It’s not as easy as it seems. So, WHY... Read more »

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak
If you read nothing else in this post about the separation heartbreak of sending your child to kindergarten, just remember to breathe deep and go long. Sure, the other stuff’s important: Make sure they get lots of sleep and plenty of protein. Get to know the teacher, the classmates, the classmates’ parents, the school social worker.... Read more »

Evanston's Whole Foods Ripe With Accusations Of Racism

Evanston's Whole Foods Ripe With Accusations Of Racism
Just as a journalist will seek reputable sources to support her work, so too will a grocery store security guard identify individuals posing threats to the business, right? End of story. Then again, maybe not (and when you’re finished reading THIS column, read THIS FOLLOWUP piece for an update on the situation). For example, a... Read more »
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How Do I Find My Passion? Advice On Finding It And Keeping It Strong

How Do I Find My Passion? Advice On Finding It And Keeping It Strong
When I set out to write a children’s novel seven years ago at the age of 40, I didn’t know a thing about the craft. I’d kept journals in my youth and written more than my fair share of thank you notes and emails and logs of vacations to help recall details, but my desire... Read more »
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