At peace

I thought of something, today. Something that I do not think you know about me: when I feel most at peace. If you were ever to ask me this question, I think that my initial, instinctual answer would be something like, "When my whole family is together under one roof, all safe and accounted for, I feel most ...

The lollipop bank

I am a writer; a blogger. I write on this site, I am writing a book, I write notes in my kids' lunch boxes each day. Sometimes, my posts are long with lessons; sometimes they are my way of chronicling life in the moment; sometimes my posts are photos and other times they are haikus. Today my post ...

I was such a bad mom

(featured image above is from last Thursday, when I also felt like a bad mom.) Today, I cried. I cried a lot. I cried to people including, but not limited to, my mom, two car salesmen at the car dealership and my dietician. I was feeling so guilty. I felt like such a bad mom. And then, this evening, I ...

Fuel

I had a conversation with a friend yesterday, and we both admitted to being overwhelmed. We talked about never having enough time, often feeling “less than” and, the hardest woe with which to cope, guilt.  It is so much easier to see problems and solutions from the outside. For example, as my friend and I spoke, I ...