where are my words

It is strange how words work. I feel like when I need them most, I fail to find them. When my brain is in overdrive, they are whirring around and I cannot snatch the ones I need. Writing is my expression. A way of taming the runaway thoughts and pulling them together. My process. The […]

being present

Things are truly in flux right now. We are in this awkwardly uncomfortable gray space. We sold our house last week (breathe a big long sigh of relief with me now….) and have made the choice to move into a temporary rental for the time being. The housing market is a seller’s dream, but a […]

i choose joy

It’s been a long season and the lack of writing a direct result of the frenetic pace and seemingly endless loose ends. October slid into the focus event of November – a big fundraiser for V’s school that I organized and chaired. Then our house went on the market and an offer was accepted the […]

summer days

These are the warm days with handfuls of dandelion bouquets given with sincerity and abundant love. V is done saying “bella boon” for balloon. But, thankfully, still uses “ornicoon” for unicorn. Maybe she isn’t growing up too fast. Pepper has found chapter books. Our spring break was spent with day after day at the library […]

a whole life change

Putting the words together to talk about a life changing event is hard. The digestion of the event seems to take much longer than the event itself. You don’t get big results without big changes and big work. And, that’s what we did. The nutshell: Thor and I began and successfully completed a Whole30 in […]

time to write

Life has changed over the past decade. Ten years ago we were carefree newlyweds that had dual incomes and plenty of time. Time for hobbies. Time for baseball games. Time for endless Netflix queues. Time for sleep. Time for vacations. It was a season. This season we are in is about intensity. Intense joy and […]

the significance of white dishes

There are some strangely random things in life that make me happy. They put me at peace. White dishes are one of those things. My life is the textbook definition of chaos, as is likely the case with most families who have young children. It is a chaos I love. A season that will change […]

savoring the moment

Pepper has never been a snuggler. There was a free spirited independence that began in the womb. A stubborn streak that was bred down deep. Nursing sessions seemed to be for sustenance only and there was rarely an instance of milk-drunk cuddling. I should have savored the snuggles that were so few. I should have […]