Wordless Wednesday: The challenges of this new life

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Life is different now. Every day, I make a list. At the end of every day, I find myself frustrated by all the things left on it. I’m failing. Work is piling up. Mail is piling up. Emails need to be answered. And the vegetables don’t wait. As I stand by my sink, snipping the… [read more]

The State of Affairs: One Month Later… {Part 2}

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(If you missed Part 1, read it here.) You’ve gotta understand…this is about so much more than my job.┬áThis whole identity thing, the anxiety, the depression, the stupor, the disconnectedness…it’s huge. This might be the biggest turning point in my entire life thus far, and I’ve been lost trying to figure it out. So, for… [read more]

The State of Affairs: One Month Later… {Part 1}

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So, it’s been a whole month now. I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to Kid Town, I’ve reached full immersion. Know how I figured that out? I woke up one morning, not too many days ago, slipshod after about 4 hours sleep, and decided that yesterday’s makeup looked OK enough that… [read more]

On Loving the Season You’re In.

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Sometimes I feel really in sync with my kids. It doesn’t happen every day, but sometimes it’s like they really, really know that I need something and they just come through for me in a big way. Like today. Elliette slept all night last night, and then she took a long nap this afternoon while… [read more]

I’m Learning

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“Not too close to your sister’s face!” “Don’t throw toys by her head!” “Please stop doing that.” “Didn’t I just ask you to please stop doing that?” It’s been a trying time in our household lately. But I’m finding that if I just step back and stop telling him what not to do, he figures… [read more]