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In her first column for 2013, Rica talks about moving in and out of spaces, the passage of time, and coming home.

Love Talks

Columnist Rica Bolipata-Santos relays her favorite "crush stories" in this entry.

Running Philosophy

Columnist Rica shares her reflections on running in this article.

Beautiful Habits

Columnist Rica Bolipata-Santos reflects on vanity, the lessons her mother taught her about beauty, and the importance of beauty within.


Columnist Rica shares her rainy-day reflections in this article.

Circle of Quiet

Motherline columnist Rica Bolipata Santos shares how she allows the quiet of her home after the kids have left for school seep into her soul.

Memory Seekers

Mommy columnist Rica reminisces on memories she shared with her father and ones she continues to share with her special son. Warning: it's a tearjerker!

A Fallen Woman

Mommy columnist Rica Bolipata Santos talks about a recent fall she had, and the lessons her injuries came with.

Motherhood Statements

Mommy columnist Rica shares her insights from her first real fight with her daughter.

Life Begins When You Grow a Garden

Mommy columnist Rica shares the life lessons that come with growing a garden.

My Father's Lessons

We don't always learn the lessons our parents tried to teach us until we have kids of our own, as columnist Rica shares.

The Clearing

Rica talks about the letters she receives from former students and shares her insights on making life changes and on doing what you love.