We often think of celebrations as those occasions when we gather with family or friends for a particular holiday or life event. Those occasions are filled with their share of both joy and angst. (Come on, you have a family…you know it’s true.) We keep coming back, though, because underneath all the family humor and…Continue Reading “Ain’t Life Grand: Family Celebrates Everything – Open Thought Vortex”

Living with a food allergy is always a challenge. Summer brings an extra large helping of outings and gatherings that include food as part of the festivities. But that doesn’t mean you or your child have to be left out of the fun. Join me over at Exhale today where I’m sharing some of our…Continue Reading “Navigating Summer Gatherings with Food Allergies – Exhale”

When you consider the word heritage, what comes to mind? Ancestry research and registries? Family photographs? Cultural traditions? For me, heritage is about more than where we came from or the people who lived before us. Heritage is about who we were yesterday…who we are right now…and who we are yet to become. It is about…Continue Reading “We Contain Multitudes – Open Thought Vortex”