How do you use your words?

I know it’s a part of the human condition to judge. Still, it’s a loathsome trait I abhor, probably all the more so because I’m guilty here too. Motherhood has softened this tendency immensely, tapping into a pool of compassion and wacky humor in me that I’d never before had reason to explore. On the…

A squish of prevention…

From behind her pink-goggled eyes, the little girl smiled up at me. With a swim float encircling her waist and an Esther Williams era bathing cap adorning her head, she had one message for me: “Do it for those who love you.” As I stood nervously in the x-ray room, that statement gave me a…