Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

It’s Personal

(Me, about midway through my 30s). Today is the last day of my 30s. Tomorrow my first-born starts kindergarten and I turn 40, and I am mostly excited — but a little nostalgic — about both these milestones. My 30s were pretty fantastic, albeit exhausting. I fell in love with Drew, I almost lost him… Read More

Hello! Guess what today is? It's 17 more days until school starts again! (And also 17 more days until I turn 40, but in our home the former is the bigger deal). This summer has been a ... kind of weird one. Nothing particularly challenging has happened in our home, though we've had some struggles… Read More

There are lots of ways to be reminded of the passing of time. The holidays are always a big reminder for me: the traditions, the family visits, the ringing in of a new year. For a long time, the beginning and end of a school year were pretty pronounced markers of time passing. Then I… Read More

As a kid, I moved around a lot. And when I wasn't moving, everyone else around me was. Such was the life of a quasi-military brat. I didn't like it — losing friends all the time, always saying good-bye, starting over. Over and over. This was all before social media and Skype and FaceTime. This… Read More