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…

Marriage is Hard!

My husband and I have always used traditional anniversary gift ideas as inspiration for our presents.  For example, on year 4, the gift is fruit…so I gave my husband Fruit of the Loom underpants. Naturally. On year 10 , it’s tin, so of course I made him a homemade TINfoil photo book. (Clever, right?). And…

White Parents: talk to your kids about race

White parents. It’s time you had “the talk”. And not that kind of talk — the Race Talk. In light of what has happened in our country (#AhmaudArbury #PhilandoCastile, #AltonSterling, to name a few), I believe that white parents (myself included) have an obligation to explicitly talk to our children about race and racism. This isn’t easy and it…