Living Every Day as Thanksgiving

Some days are harder than others, but when we can put our life in perspective, the world turns. Yesterday as I prepared for the holiday, I received a call from my daughter. “I’ve got some bad news, Mom.” My heart sank. It’s not a call you want to receive, and those are words you neverContinue reading “Living Every Day as Thanksgiving”

Finding the Road to Happiness

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I wrote Raising Independent Children about my daughter moving to Oregon. Here’s a follow up to that post. I stood on the bricks of an old St. Augustine street just after dawn one Sunday morning. Tears streamed down my face as I waved to the back of a VW bug. MyContinue reading “Finding the Road to Happiness”

Raising Independent Children – and facing the consequences

By Patricia Zick @PCZick What was I thinking when I thought putting myself out of the parenting job meant the ultimate success as a parent? The greatest piece of parenting advice I’d ever received, I liked to brag. Several years back, my daughter called me to give me some news. She was newly graduated fromContinue reading “Raising Independent Children – and facing the consequences”