Buying kinetic sand was the worst idea I have ever had. Or rather, the worst request I've ever said yes to. I am the Play-doh mom. The science experiment mom. The finger paint and glitter mom. The cut-up-cardboard-to-build-a-ramp mom. I Pinterest craft ideas that are within my level of craftiness. I can't draw or cut... Continue Reading →
In December 2018, I decided that my goal for 2019 would be to work on follow through. I love symbolism. Love having something in hand to remind me of my changes. I also really love mugs. So I went online and designed a mug that would remind me of my goal. Every time I drink... Continue Reading →
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna My father wasn’t present in my life for very long. He and my mom had long-standing martial issues that resulted in multiple separations, one before I was born, and two after. The divorce came when I turned six and so began a separation from my father as well. This isn’t... Continue Reading →
Motherhood is hard. It is emotionally and physically draining. It is challenging to raise a human. The uncertainty and fear that every decision could negatively impact your child is a constant companion. And guilt is real and strong and oppressive. Motherhood is amazing. Watching a little being you nurtured become a person is one of... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was my anniversary. Fourteen and eight. Fourteen years together. Eight years married. Two college students who met young and grew up together. We became adults together. In fourteen years we’ve weathered death and heartbreak, loss of purpose, loss of self, and disenchantment with love. Between us, there are four graduations, three career changes, one... Continue Reading →
Making a train track with my favorite monster. The furry wild beast keeps wrecking the track!
A few months ago, someone said, "You used to be so ambitious! That's what I'd always liked about you." I was floored. There are no words to describe how shaken I was by this statement. The statement was in past tense. I used to be ambitious. Used to be? There are three things about me... Continue Reading →
Does your world get thrown off its axis because of the actions of others? You find that you just got off the phone with your sister, mother, cousin, husband, or best friend, and suddenly the small crisis they are experiencing is weighing heavy on your heart and mind. You are anxious and fretting, trying to... Continue Reading →