Raising Humans

Tricia is a mom, writer & blogger, currently writing her first book. Her words have appeared on the Huffington Post, Literary Mama, & Pregnancy & Newborn.  Raising Humans.

To my children

To my children, You spent this...more

Without Hope

I was thinking, this morning, about 2016. I’d rather not, anymore, but given it’s largeness and also, still, its recentness, I’m not sure any of us can escape it quite yet. A comment on my last post got me thinking about how a year cannot be all good or all bad ....more

Open and Truth in 2017

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” ~Alfred Lord Tenneyson Good morning, 2017....more

A season of distraction

our home, fully decorated, Nov. 25. I broke a lifelong rule of mine this year ....more

Girl at the beach

She is one. Even the low tide reaches her belly button. She’s as timid as she is tiny ....more

Where my thoughts are

I’ve been cultivating a slow Sunday morning habit, the core of which is avoiding email and social media for as much of the day as I can. Good news rarely comes through those channels. At best, the things I read on my phone...more

Yoga all around. A review of Rachel’s Day in the Garden

About once a day, I unroll my yoga mat. It unfurls along...more

The challenge of being content

I’ve been increasingly aware, lately, that my kids are growing. I know that sounds odd but, if you think about it, we spend a lot of time in parenthood completely unaware that our kids are, in fact, growing. We don’t catch on as they accumulate fractions of inches in height until one day they can open the pantry and reach a snack off the top shelf ....more


“It’s time to get up now.” he says, giving me a gentle nudge. It’s the third, maybe fourth time he’s woken me this morning. It’s also the same thing every day, as if I’m five or maybe fifteen ....more

Vignettes of a blizzard

T-48 hours “Look, Mommy! It no-ing!” I smile the smile of a mother who believes she knows better. It can’t actually be snowing ....more