Bad Mom Days


Parenting

I love my daughter with every inch of my being. Since she was born she has constantly allowed me to surprise myself with just how much love I can feel. It’s beautiful and sad and exhausting. She is exhausting. As much as I love her, as much as I think about her when we’re apart, […]

July 30, 2016

Plus-sized


Health, Issues, Personal

I’ve talked about my fatness here before. I’ve talked about Lindy West and what she means to me. (Buy her book, listen to more about it here). I have many frustrations with my weight at the moment – the chaos it causes with my hormones, the pain it causes in my legs – both because […]

July 26, 2016

Convocating


#MommyScholar

Three times in my adult life I have planned trips to New York City. The first time we were going to go with friends and explore for a couple of weeks, and then I found out I was pregnant and budget priorities changed drastically. The second time Joe was going to have a work meeting, […]

July 20, 2016

Taking back tomorrow


Personal

Today went south on me. I was doing okay – the kid was at camp, I got some work done, worked on my jigsaw puzzle, took a nap, did some banking, found a recipe to test out on the spaghetti squash I picked up when we grocery shopped yesterday. (I recommend it, but next time […]

July 18, 2016

Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen


Parenting, Personal

Right now I’m reading a book of essays about women and their hair. It’s fascinating because I understand the deep relationship some women feels, and how much hair can matter but I also understand that it’s never really mattered that much to me. I’ve had my hair very short – a delightful mushroom cut around […]

July 15, 2016

One for him and one for me


Personal

My husband and I have been talking about our need for a second car lately. My mother moved out a couple of months ago and took her car with her. We didn’t need it often, but it was nice to have it available if and when. But once I finished school and started working on […]

July 13, 2016

Where you lead


Personal

I’ve been re-watching Gilmore Girls for the past couple of months. I love the show when it was on the air, it started when I was 16 and Rory was 16 and I felt a lot of the things she and her friends were going through. I re-watched it with my mother when I was […]

July 12, 2016

A whole new world


Parenting

I saw it coming. I knew there would be a day when she took her knowledge of where meat comes from and chose to become a vegetarian. I knew it was going to happy and so when she told me today I was not shocked. Just worried. I’m not a good eater. I have never had […]

July 7, 2016

Family Ties


Personal

When we were cleaning out my father’s house after he died we found a garbage bag at the bottom of a hall closet. On top of this bag were at least two sets of golf clubs (I think we found five or six total in the house and garage), a broken vacuum cleaner, some other […]

July 6, 2016