Over The Hill We Go

It’s May! May is a big month for our family. It’s filled with celebrations, the end of the school year (which brings its own brand of chaos) and, as we close it out, the beginning of summer! May has been my favorite month for as long as I can remember. It also happens to contain … Continue reading Over The Hill We Go

Those Poor Goats

When I decided I wanted to spend this year blogging once a month I made a list of topics I thought I could cover. They were a handful of ideas or concepts I have wrestled with over the last 5 or 10 years: race, motherhood, religion, spirituality, why Coca-Cola is the best dang drink ever … Continue reading Those Poor Goats

Peek-a-boo God

When we are very young children, older humans teach us this game where they cover their eyes and then seem genuinely and pleasantly surprised when they uncover their eyes and discover we, the young child, are very much still there. As infants and toddlers, this is thrilling to us. And, although I possess absolutely zero … Continue reading Peek-a-boo God

Feeling 22

The ball has dropped. The old acquaintances are forgotten. Or maybe not? I never know what that song is actually saying. Regardless. It is here. 2022. Cue all the memes. It’s a time for new beginnings, new tiktok dances (for real, though, did you see the one with the cute teenager, clumsy dad and surprisingly … Continue reading Feeling 22

The One

Believe it or not, I’ve been trying to write more lately. I’ve taken my pen and journal out of their old dusty spot on the bookshelf. I’ve opened new tabs on my laptop. I’ve stared at the blinking cursor more than I want to admit. Usually writing is how I process. The ink from the … Continue reading The One

The Woman On The Train

I have a little secret. It’s not actually a secret to those who know me very well. In fact, sometimes I think the only person who is truly kept in the dark about it is me because it’s something I hate to admit about myself. I’m not actually a pessimist. Shocking, I know. Particularly ironic … Continue reading The Woman On The Train

ABC’s and 1,2,3’s

Day number 7,365 of pandemic life. Well, not really, but I believe pandemic time is measured much like dog years. Each day seems to last at least 5 years. Over here we are surviving on a steady supply of Nintendo Switch games (Animal Crossing, for the win!), long, hot walks around the neighborhood at sunset … Continue reading ABC’s and 1,2,3’s

Bravery

Here we are. With all of our hopes and dreams for 2020, I am fairly certain no one really saw this one coming. Three months in and the world has come to a grinding halt. I’ll be honest and perhaps expose my naivety, but I didn’t actually think in my lifetime I would watch the … Continue reading Bravery