Reentering the professional workforce has been on my mind for a long time. And it’s never seemed so difficult. I remember thinking, before we had our first child, that I would simply have to wait until she was born to see how I felt about returning to work. I just didn’t know how I’d feel… Continue reading Mother of reinvention. And again. And again.
It’s a funny thing, this blogging. One of my very early posts was just featured on Mamapedia Voices, and I can’t tell you how excited and flattered I am. It’s my first non-self-published writing. I am so honored. I’m also feeling the pressure. As you can see, I haven’t posted since July 1st. But now… Continue reading Blogging is like the relationship between toddlers and food
Questions are starting to emerge. I know very well that they are emotional, reactionary, worried questions. I know the rational answers to them. But they’re still creeping up. I’m thinking of the movie The Matrix – there’s this crumbling, dark, unpredictable reality behind the seemingly organized and sense-making world that I create for myself every… Continue reading Do I take the red or the blue pill?
Ugh, I haven’t posted since April 20th. That’s ridiculous. What in the world has held me back? Well, let’s just say there were many moments when I wanted to sit down and write. Or better yet, spew. Or announce that I’d had enough. Or tell you exactly how I felt about the time when… Wasn’t… Continue reading Taking a moment to get off this high speed train
These two words have been on my mind a lot lately. As often as I feel in the mire, sometimes drowning in a daily rut, I do also take moments to look at life within the bigger picture and realize how now is just a tiny drop in the bucket full of life still to… Continue reading Two words: impulse control
I simply love how inspiration just pops up, in the most unexpected moments. Or maybe the moment was perfectly expected, in the totally appropriate place to find inspiration – but it coincided with a moment in which my heart and mind were open to receive it. I came across a Facebook post by a dear… Continue reading Shaking up rituals with creativity and unpredictability
One of my newest favorite things is taking our daughter ice skating. She loves it so, so much. We went for the first time about a month ago. I didn’t know what to expect. I had never really exposed her to ice skating before, like on TV, but I came across a great deal online… Continue reading So much joy, zero fear of failure
Ok, let’s get right to the self-deprecating juiciness: I am pretty self-righteous, judgmental, and controlling. Rationality and emotion mix into a dangerous chemical reaction for me. You could say I’m emotionally rational, which often results in irrationality. I can be quite impatient. I often choose the more negative way to depict a situation rather than… Continue reading People say the stupidest things – especially me
We’re entering 4-year old limbo with our daughter. She is definitely done with naps, and it’s even a stretch to ask her to spend some quiet time in her room while her younger brothers nap (although still a good idea and will be attempted as often as possible). She attends school for three hours in… Continue reading Mommy, I wanna do something special!
For my daily handful of random blog visitors, you will see that I haven’t written in a while. Was it the Blizzard of 2011, or the February flu doldrums, or challenging times at home, or all of it? I don’t know. Quite frankly, February has been a blur and I’m grateful that it’s almost over.… Continue reading And suddenly things go “pouf”