• Cheryl Richardson

    Get real or get a haircut: More notes from my quarantine journal

    At a boutique in Saugatuck / Cindy La Ferle “I admit to feeling a bit sad at the idea of this period of reevaluation ending too soon. Our economy is based on consumption, and consumption of any kind, without consciousness, leaves us wanting more.” ~Cheryl Richardson Friday, April 24 Last night I had another weird dream. As reported recently on PsychCentral, weird dreams are not uncommon during a quarantine. Everyone is trying to navigate this new reality without a road map, and our subconscious minds are working overtime while we sleep.In last night’s dream, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was scheduled to attend an important black-tie event in the middle of the pandemic. For…

  • Christian Science Monitor,  Essays,  Parenting advice,  Where I'm published

    The family columnist

    “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”  ~Stacia Tauscher Using our kids as fodder for Facebook posts, blog posts, or newspaper columns is hardly new.  But it was a thought-provoking exercise for me to revisit my own column-writing days in a “Home Forum” essay for The Christian Science Monitor. How much ink is appropriate to give our kids?  Are we bragging or exploiting? How can we avoid overstepping personal boundaries or violating our children’s privacy?  Please click here to read the essay. –CL