Experience vs Expertise. Chatting with Ladies.

“You know, if you get married, you don’t have to change your last name. Did you know you can keep your name the same as it is now?” This sentence came up over breakfast one morning. The ladies were intrigued ....more

Words and a Door.

Yesterday, I...more

It’s ok to not know.

Each trip I make out to my hometown, I detour to...more

Social Media: noun or verb?

People have…opinions. I know this because I am a people. I have many opinions ....more

The Pain of Raising Daughters

There is very little that touches the particular searing pain of wanting to change something for your kid, but then realizing you don’t have the power to do that. Perhaps the only thing that hurts more, is knowing that even if you do have the power, you can’t use it. This article on the pain of motherhood got me right in the feels ....more

Yoga Church

On purpose, I am not religious. My adult years have given me a spirituality that I’ve adjusted & readjusted as times change around me. This particular time of my life called for yoga ....more

Funny for your Friday

So this is a short post, but it’s just meant to be a bit of a funny for your Friday. If you’ve never met Maëlle, I beg you to reconsider. She is hysterical ....more

To know they were here.

I have kept close with exactly two friends since kindergarten. They live so close, and yet I only see them like thrice a year. We seem to talk either not for a few months, or a whole whole lot at one time ....more

Timelines. (Mostly how I’m the only one who cares about them.)

“Sweet mother of MERCY Maëlle, if you don’t find that damn blanket in like 2.2 seconds we are leaving without it!” And I watch that beautiful blonde head just roll around her adorably still-somewhat-baby-plump little body and I want to shake her wrap her up in a love hug…(I don’t shake my kids, guys. Put the phone down.) You see, my children are gloriously now old enough to be responsible for getting themselves ready to leave out the door somewhere. Get dressed, brush your hair and teeth, pee, gather whatever useless belongings you simply must...more

“I don’t know, really. I just do it.” A Parenting Philosophy

A friend asked me recently how...more