Life Lessons from the Swimming Pool

Life Lessons from the Swimming Pool

I stared up at the blue sky, watching the clouds move only slightly slower than the line of campers moving in front of me. Surrounded by a chain link fence, the camp’s swimming pool was the place to be that first day. One lanky kid after another passed the swimming test, celebrating with a single swipe of nail polish down their right toe to signify …

Facing Our Fears in Motherhood

Facing Our Fears in Motherhood

“Are you scared?” I was taken aback by his question. Scared? Of what? “Of anything,” he answered. I had just shared my due date with a new class of trainees. “He has three boys,” another new hire volunteered. So fear is to be expected, I reasoned. I’m just about to face the most frightening experience in  Of course I was …