Joanna Herrera is an attorney, writer and mom. She lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and their three young sons. She loves long walks, barre class and snuggling on the couch with her boys.
Last winter I was at the end of my rope. Winter is not my season to begin with. I can’t stand the cold, the ice, the gray cloudy skies, and 5 p.m. darkness. I hate being cooped up in the house with…my three energetic boys. And then there is sickness that spreads from one child to the next. I could go on. Last winter I was also turning 40, and I just felt overwhelmed and unhappy. When I feel sad I can be really hard on myself. Mostly, I feel like I am being a bad… >> Read More
It is summer and we are visiting New Haven, the city where I grew up. After lunch, we take a walk along the edge of the Yale campus. My youngest boy, 5, jumps up to walk on top of a gray stone wall…that lines the old campus, and I hold his hand intermittently. And then I remember. I was younger than he is now–maybe 4 years old. It was nighttime, but the street was lit by the street lamps and storefronts, and I was walking on top of that very same gray stone wall while my dad… >> Read More