in the now

We’re on vacation right now.  Specifically, my family is on vacation and I am supervising my family’s vacation.  As a wife and mother I feel as if I am rarely on “vacation” — I am still a mother to my children, I still make our meals, I still organize the…

blue

What do I know about my life? What is it that burns inside me, that defines me, that refuses to be confined on paper?  My life is passion.  It’s not defined by passion, it is passion.  My life is blue flame that intoxicates night and sometimes I fear it even…

pinned

Like many people, I am enchanted by Pinterest.  I frequent my boards to find recipes and activities for my children.  I have found useful ideas for gardening and for my home.  I enjoy looking at what friends and strangers alike have pinned and add their pins to my collection. Last…

pom-poms

Struggling with anxiety and sometimes agoraphobia can make for a lonely world.  It is obviously isolating in a self-constructed way, but unlike what many people might think, it isn’t self-constructed by choice.  Deciding to do things all on my own is something I rarely do.  Especially if I know I…

I’m sort of not a big deal.

I love the section in The Little Prince when the narrator, a man we only know as The Pilot, speaks matter of factly about how humans think they are of great importance.  He says that we like to think we are so important and we take up a great deal…

My Big Sister

I am the youngest of three children.  I’ve written about the best big brother a woman could have already, and I am pleased to say he is still the best big brother a woman could have.  I wanted to write about my big sister as part of the launch of…