Are We There Yet?

I took a break last week from my incessant doomscrooling and constant obsessing about the upcoming school year, for a family vacation. A week away would surely be the ticket to recenter, refocus, and find my chill again…right? Since Tahiti was out for this year, given the COVID-related travel restrictions (well that, and our bank…

According to Barbie, I Might be a Bad Mom

The other day, I was in the kitchen cleaning up after lunch while my kids played Barbies in the other room. As I crunched across the crumb-covered floor, loading the dishwasher and putting away the peanut butter jar, their dolls were preparing for an adventure. I smiled listening to the elaborate story-line playing out, having…

Tired as a Mother

The other day, my preschooler asked me, “Mama why do you have blue on your eye?” Thinking it was a marker smudge from our craft project earlier that day, (why do kids always jab pointy things at your face???), I grabbed a washcloth and went to the mirror, ready to wipe it away. But no…

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Last week, in an attempt to focus on the bright side in the middle of the 2020 shit-show, I unknowingly posed a challenge to the new decade when I stated that “things can always be worse.” Apparently 2020 reads my blog, said “hold my beer…,” and called me on my dare. Because things got worse….