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category: A Day in the LIfe

Growing Up

March 23, 2015

I’m getting ready for the last Writing Motherhood mini retreat in our monthly series. The theme is Growing Up and it feels so timely. The idea behind Growing Up is capturing the moments of motherhood as a reflection on presence. “The days are long but the years are short,” my husband reminds me. Truth. The […]

Wanting Independence?

February 10, 2014

My son wants so much. “Hold my hand! Carry me mama!” he whines as he sees the playground a football field away. I want him to run there on his own. I want his independence. I am all touched- out, with my arms temporarily free of the 10-month old baby I’m normally holding. I worry […]

It Brings Me Joy

February 08, 2014

It brings me joy to cuddle with my kids. It brings me joy to write, to paint, to create. It brings me joy to sip tea or coffee or cappuccinos and hang in coffee houses. It brings me joy to get lost in words in book stores and libraries for hours (and drink more coffee). […]