Grief…and how to put your big girl pants on

I am usually a pretty “earthy” person. I don’t shower everyday, nor do I feel like I need to change my outfits constantly either. #SAHMperks But the level of “earthiness” that has happened in the last week with these covid-19 shut-ins is unprecedented. Which begs the question: how am I supposed to put on my…

COVID-19 & School Closures

Friends, these are different times. There’s no toilet paper or Tylenol, no hugging or high fives, and Corona sales are down. What is the world coming to?!?!? In all seriousness, even if you don’t follow the news you’re probably well aware of the global conversation these days. There’s a lot of talk about toilet paper…

Saying Goodbye: A Lesson in Vulnerability

  I used to pride myself on being able to say goodbye easily. I’m a free spirit! I would say, as I’d run off into the sunset…ALONE. I assumed this was a normal part of choosing self-preservation, but really I was just making excuses to be a butthole. (For real, it’s true.) I would blatantly hurt people all of the…

Mom Jeans and Foster Care

Ever feel like you say YES to something and then wonder just moments later what in the world you were thinking? Like that one time I bought mom jeans – I went home and looked in the mirror and thought, “Yeaaaah, that was a mistake.” But I never returned them. They just sat there on…

Rest is a Weapon

Recently my kindergartner was reading a book to me and sped through a sentence so fast she might as well have been reading in Cantonese. She exhaled after she did this, though, and quietly said, “Just slow down … Slow.Down,” and then read that sentence again in plain English. Witnessing this impressive maturity, I naturally started…

A Rule Breaker’s New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions have never been my thing (basically because I pretty much resist anything that resembles a rule), but on January 1st this year, things changed: I turned into Shrek on my way to the Children’s Museum and knew something had to give. In my defense, it was “that time of the month”, and my kids…

When the tree falls…

When the tree falls…does it make a sound? I assure you, it does make a sound. And it sounds a whole lot like bones breaking, branches snapping, and voices wailing. At least that’s how it sounded to me, anyway, after my 5-year old fell out of a tree, broke her femur and wrist, went into surgery,…

What’s at the bottom of YOUR kombucha bottle?

Recently a friend of mine told me that before she knew me she thought I was “too crunchy” to befriend. “Me? Crunchy?” I said to her. “I wear shoes and deodorant and don’t use Tom’s toothpaste.” “But you drink kombucha, right?” She had me there. But who wouldn’t?! It’s carbonated, full of probiotics, and is…