I’ve been perusing Lisa Belkin’s Motherlode blog in the New York Times quite a bit lately, and there’s been a lot of talk about modern motherhood, and how we modern mothers face a tough choice between career and motherhood that leaves us torn. A propos, her book of the month is Torn: True Stories of… Continue reading Imagine not having to talk about being “torn”
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
I’m not in the habit of reposting articles, but this one seemed perfect for this here little blog. I would say that there are many days on which the voice in my head sounds just like the voice in this post, but there are many colors and variations to the emotions we mothers feel from… Continue reading Fun little rant via Mamapedia Voices
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 was just catching up on a whole bunch of emails that have been sitting in my inbox, awaiting my attention, with links to great articles, news stories, and ideas. One of them is an op-ed piece in the NY Times by David Brooks titled “The New Humanism”. My husband and I have been discussing… Continue reading What “human capital” could mean (in a better world)
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!