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Lindley Pless
Lindley Pless is a lover of sharing. From a great recipe to sage advice about parenting, there is little she won't write about. A retired television reporter, she still craves telling stories and digging deep for interesting answers. She is a videographer, blogger (, and non-profit founder. Skiing makes her happy, golf keeps her humble and nothing means more to her than being a good parent. And friendship keeps her sane. Lindley's a graduate of Yale University and now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young daughters.

Entries by Lindley Pless

The Good Samaritan: A Veteran's Dog Tag Returned

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 9:45 AM


This is no simple post. It has many moving parts and a few unexpected turns. It takes a while for me to tell it from start to finish, but I can assure you it is well worth telling. Here goes...

My dad served...

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Parenting: A Letter to My Son

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 12:54 PM


To my little prince,

It's hard to believe you came into our lives one year ago. At times it feels like I have known you a lifetime and at others it seems you just arrived. Having a son -- where to even begin?...

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Parenting: Change and Letting Go

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:28 PM

This article is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I've been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought. Sometimes...

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Parenting Without Fear

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Earlier this week, I drove my older daughter's class on a field trip. After dropping my four charges back at school, I drove by the playground and saw my younger 4-year-old daughter on the playground with her classmates, so I stopped the car and couldn't resist watching her for a...

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Choosing Grace on the Way to School

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 3:48 PM

The girls, the baby and I hustled into the car this morning and were on our way - a mere five minutes behind schedule. Phew! We drove along on a double lined single lane road discussing T-Ball and whether or not the girls wanted to play this spring. Up ahead...

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MLK Weekend: Teaching Kindness and Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 1:12 PM

With my youngest just 8 weeks old I won't pretend to have all of my whits about me as I write about a topic that is highly-charged with emotion and intellectually complicated. That being said I would be remiss if I let this weekend go by without sharing what's on...

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The Importance of Being Kind

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 11:49 AM

As I have mentioned before, I always find that the fall is a whirlwind of constant activity. From class coffees to weekend soccer, we seem to be racing at breakneck speeds to squeeze it all in. Sadly, amidst the chaos I often wonder if in my life kindness...

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Parenting: Every Child Is Different

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Almost 5 years ago when I found out I was having a second daughter I thought, How perfect! At least I know what to expect. How very wrong I was... As one of eight children myself, it's a wonder that I was naive enough to imagine that my two girls...

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Parenting: Making Room for Emotions

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:03 PM

Earlier this week, I picked my daughter up from school and her teacher stopped us as we entered to ask if my little one was in a better mood today. Of course that begged the question, "Was she in a bad mood yesterday?" Her teacher went on to tell me...

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Are you LinkedIn?

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 5:39 PM

When John mentioned years ago that he had reconnected with an old friend on "linked in" I asked what he meant. He explained that LinkedIn was a social media website that's geared towards business and connecting with other people in relevant industries....
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And Then There Was None: The Miscarriage I Never Expected

(7) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Here is how it all began...

Me: "Sweetie, I really feel like we should have a third child."

My Husband: "Sweetie, I really don't feel that way."

Me: "But Sweetie, there is this little voice inside me saying that someone is still missing from our gang."

My Husband: "That's funny...

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