A Love Letter to my Tribe

A Love Letter to my Tribe

The last two months have been quite a transition for me. Although I can’t speak about it yet, I am so grateful to have my tribe. I am so appreciative of the women in my life, because they are part of my friend ecosystem. Their diversity of perspectives and interactions makes them exactly what I [...]

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

It’s 1:56 a.m today, and I am sitting in my bathroom. I am experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and arm, but even worse than that, I feel horrible about an episode with my 5 year old last night. I have chosen to alternate between baths and showers for my kids. It [...]

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

This homeschooling thing is quite the challenge and this morning was evidence that my munchkins are over it. We had a zoom meeting with their classmates and teachers and no one wanted to participate. They went in the bedroom and closed the door, showing their level of disinterest and frustration. At that point, I just [...]

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

First, I felt a headache and then came the fever. It felt like a normal, “I’m not feeling very well sort of situation,” but a few hours later, after some rest overnight, I was in the worst pain of my life. My body ached like I had gotten into a knock down drag out fight [...]

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Most days I am up by 5a.m, feeling like I am defying the laws of nature and wellness by rising so early in the morning. I prepare lunches that may or may not be consumed, by little people who do not give a damn that it took me about 45 minutes to carefully pack balanced [...]

A Snowy January Day

A Snowy January Day

Today turned out beautifully. I woke up with the plan to simply do some organizing. The universe heard my plea and granted me a visit from mom who helped me a bit. Even though all I wanted to was sleep, I allowed my daughter to convince me to go out to play in the snow—although [...]

What I Really Did on New Year’s Eve 2019

What I Really Did on New Year’s Eve 2019

Well, happy New Year everyone. We’ve made it into a new year. I am sure many of you celebrated, whether it was at a party with friends and/or family or just a quiet time at home. Some people like to go all out, but I like to make New Year’s Eve a low key key [...]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. I know that the holidays are a time for family, sharing and giving. A time to reflect on what has passed in anticipation of what is to come. I want us to remember those who are not in a place to celebrate in a way that evokes all [...]

A Nighttime Dilemma: Bath then Dinner or Dinner then Bath?

A Nighttime Dilemma: Bath then Dinner or Dinner then Bath?

There are some dilemmas we face that require exceptional critical thinking. I am not sure this one falls into that category, but I dare to ask any of you moms and dads out there. Do you do bath then dinner or dinner then bath? Thinking about these things can give me parental whiplash. I ask [...]

I Have Never Told my Kids about Santa Claus and I don’t Plan on Doing it in the Future

I Have Never Told my Kids about Santa Claus and I don’t Plan on Doing it in the Future

I have never mentioned the name Santa Claus in my house. My older daughter is four years old and she knows nothing of a jolly man, with a big belly coming down the chimney to put her Christmas gifts under the tree. My girls have never taken a picture at a mall sitting on Santa’s [...]