Tag: ‘Medill’


Mother’s Day and Everyday: Choosy Mothers Have to Choose

Michele Weldon | May 7, 2011

For a few years when the boys were small I went out to eat on Mother’s Day with them, paid the hefty brunch prices and basked in the boys’ adoration, even if they did keep asking the waiter to refill the bread basket so many times he was deeply annoyed. I felt as a single […]


On Happiness and Enterprise Points as Life Lessons

Michele Weldon | December 15, 2010

I believe happiness is a byproduct of being productive, contributing to the world, even if that contribution on that day can only be measured at your address. I believe happiness is the result, not the goal. It’s the afterglow of accomplishment, the joy of doing something well, whether that is being a good friend, parent, partner or colleague.


That smile and all it means for all of us

Michele Weldon | February 12, 2010

He is responsible for that moment of intense pride. It wasn’t handed to him, it didn’t land on him when he opened the window. it did not come from me. And it gives me chills to witness the satisfaction he reaps from his own determination.


Why This Site and Why You’re Here

Michele Weldon | September 6, 2009

It’s not like I have a lot of extra time. So I know not to waste yours. I work about 60 hours a week. I write books, articles, essays. I do laundry, cook and occasionally walk two miles around the local track. I’m a decent sister and a good friend. And I’m a wrestling mom.