A moment in time after the loss of a my beloved Aunt B.
Just because your kids are not your soul purpose for living does not make you a bad parent...it may in fact make you a better one.
Cider Diaries #2
Cider Diaries entry #8
When it comes to being a Mom, we all are just doing the best we can. Somethings we are great at and others, well, not so much. This is a sampling of the good, bad, and ugly of me as a Mom.
While driving on NY thruway 90 west, I saw myself in another woman. Me, a few years back, and I wanted her to know that she is a strong, lovely, graceful woman... and a great Mom.
Everyone has their story of how they met their significant other and fell in love. This is mine.
A practical love letter to my children...
Words have so many meanings. A word may be realized differently by the speaker in its relation to their experience. Some words can have resounding impact on life as you know it.
Sometimes it's hard to answer opportunities knock on the door, but perhaps we should consider what we are really missing out on before we ignore opportunities call.
There are benefits that go way beyond physical health and good exercise habits for me as a "runner." There is freedom, sanity, connectedness... and it's a lot cheaper than seeing a therapist!
We can make excuses for who we are, or we can choose to become the person we want to be. We do it every day.
As an imperfect parent, I have good days and bad days. Some days are really bad, like this one.
Having a baby changes your body in many awesome ways. This isn't about that. This is about the ways it changes your body that suck.
The ridiculously, exhausted state parents exist in from sleep depravation and how we get there. How having a child disrupts your sleep.
My memories of the moon as a child, evoked by a car ride on a summer night in 2010.
Sometimes we take for granted the place where we reside on the map. The offerings of the landscape or the community are things that should be experienced and appreciated, before they or you are gone.
When deciding to procreate, how do you decide what number is too much? Changes in location, careers, finances, support systems, and self determination all weigh in when searching for your answer.
Marriage, love, family, and life's expectations are rarely what we expect and sometimes far from what we think we want...but if we let it all play out, we can find joy and love in our amazing life.