A 47 Year Old Birthday Story from My Little Mama

We were living in White Plains, NY, when I became pregnant with you, my first-born child. I happened to go to the gynecologist in Kankakee, though, because we were there for Christmas. He confirmed that I was pregnant, and my happiness went through the roof. I told Dad, and he looked really serious when he …

I was let go from my job of almost 20 years due to Covid-19 – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Two Fridays ago - April 24th, 2020 - I got an invite on my office email that simply said, "catch up call with Katy" and then an HR person I had never even heard of let me know that my position had been eliminated and my last day would be April 30th. She gave me …

Here’s to doing the next right thing even in a Global Pandemic

Just a few days ago everything seemed normal. I mean far more normal than it does now. Now everyone is too close in the shows I’m watching. Nobody obsessively washes their hands in the books I’m reading. All pop culture seems unimportant and simple. Light. We are living in the heavy and so we have …