I have a dreaded December birthday. My husband Derek always tells me, “You December birthday’s have such a chip on your shoulder about being born around Christmas.” It’s true. I admit it. I have a chip-a large one! So large that when we decided to start a family I made sure...

Blackbirds, come out and finish your play in the October air. Fly above our heads, like ever changing clouds in the sky. Moving shade from corner to corner of our life. The breeze is just right and the sun is in constant supply. My summer colored skin is getting ready to migrate too. Thankfully. It’s...