Flying out tomorrow to Massachusetts. Have most of my stuff packed. Am looking forward to a nice visit with family for Christmas. It's always weird "going back." There's all the questions it raises -- the question of belonging, as in where do I belong, where would I be happiest. There's the question of me -- … Continue reading Twas the night before..
I love the topic of family roles for my blog because the family unit is such a fundamental element of society. Outside of public institutions, the family is primarily where good neighbors, voters, and future parents are formed. What came through in a conversation with Margarita after she posted "Family Roles" is that the clash between traditional and … Continue reading Response to Ms. Ramirez’ “My Family Roles”
Three years ago, I went from just being a daughter to being both a wife and a daughter. A few months ago, I went from just being a wife and a daughter to being also a mom. It has surprised me how much these “status” changes got my mind turning on their meaning and what … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: By Margarita Maria Ramirez, “My Family Roles: Traditional South American vs. Modern”