Mom Guilt

A woman I went to high school with recently shared on Facebook that Life cereal has genetically engineered/bioengineered ingredients in it. The manufacturer doesn’t exactly advertise this on the front of the box, so many an unsuspecting consumer tosses it in their buggy and moves on to the next item on the grocery list. And […]

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Dear Maggie,

I’ve been sitting here staring at this screen for quite some time trying to imagine how I can distill all that I want to say to you into something resembling a letter and not a book. You were my first pride and joy; the one that turned the tide and made my life no longer […]

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Self Sabotage

It’s 5:00 am. I have been up since 4:20 am when my daughter called to me over her monitor. I haven’t slept well these past few nights, so at least this morning I have an excuse to be up. My house is dark and quiet. Having had an early morning potty session my canine companions […]

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Accepting Change

Twenty twenty-one was a year defined by change for me. My husband and I decided to take advantage of the budding real estate market and sell our house. We needed something a little larger, for only a short three years until our oldest girls move on to college, so we decided to rent. Our first […]

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Current

I feel short of breath and depleted I have been fighting against an ocean current  That at any moment will pull me beneath Rather than resist anymore I wonder what it would be like to succumb to the pull To let the water wrap me in a supportive embrace And fill my ears, drowning out […]

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Dear 16 year-old Me

When Mom and Dad split it sucked. It felt like we’d lost everything we knew and loved. We lost the space that wasn’t perfect, but it was familiar and safe. We got forced into new, unknown territory and it was scary and uncomfortable. But not allowing our feelings to be what they were means feeling […]

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