I haven’t written much about my marriage lately. My friend, Antoinette, and her three children came to visit a few weeks ago and when I mentioned Gil in conversation, she timidly asked, “So…how are you guys?” I took a deep breath and attempted to center myself before answering. I can be joltingly transparent and don’t … Continue reading A Holding Pattern
Summer in Review – Part 1
I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1
Parenting With ADHD Feels Impossible: Part 2 — A Better Morning & Insight Into My Oldest Son
It's amazing how much better things look after a night of good sleep. I was vague yesterday, as I often am when trying to work out stuff in my mind. The short: This summer has been full of challenges in a variety of realms, but both Gil and I have noticed an increase in … Continue reading Parenting With ADHD Feels Impossible: Part 2 — A Better Morning & Insight Into My Oldest Son
Where Did the Past TWO Months Go?
I want to tell you everything's okay...that I'm fine and all that. And while that wouldn't be a flat-out lie, it's far from the entire truth. I wish I could take a vacation from life. I want all the hard mommy duties to go away. Fuck meal prep and the revolving door that is … Continue reading Where Did the Past TWO Months Go?
The Quintessiental Butterfly
Happy Saturday, friends! My brain is hopping in multiple directions these days, and I hope to be able to share more soon. But today, I feel a strong desire to share this: The Quintessential Butterfly The author of this blog is a friend who I met about ten years ago. She's a beautiful writer, but … Continue reading The Quintessiental Butterfly
My Friends Keep Me Smiling — WGWW
What's Going Well Wednesday, friends? The following are a few recent quotes from some of my pals that gave me pause. ~~~ I told my friend Steph that I need to join a local writing group. Her response: "I'd just as soon show my vagina to the clerk at Publix than let people read my … Continue reading My Friends Keep Me Smiling — WGWW
Travel Anxiety and Pontificating on My Marriage
I am a nomad. I live and breathe any and every opportunity to travel the globe and immerse myself in new places and cultures. Traveling is what makes me feel most alive. At least I USED to feel this way. I've been on adventure-travel hiatus since Piers and Wallace came on the scene, though I'm … Continue reading Travel Anxiety and Pontificating on My Marriage
Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
We Need Nets!!!
I love Glennon. Sometimes I think we were twins separated at birth. Please check out this post. http://momastery.com/blog/2014/11/15/meltdowns-fine-softer-melt/
The Diva Cup — Part 2
I'm known among my circle of friends as "The Crunchy One." I'm not saying I'm the crunchiest, nor do I aspire to be, but if there's a natural alternative and it works, I'm all over it. I'm also the first to own right up if something is not working. I was a dreadful breastfeeder and … Continue reading The Diva Cup — Part 2