There’s nothing that feels quite so unnatural as pushing an empty stroller around. Two days a week I am delivering each child to a different location, then pushing my light unoccupied child receptacle back home. I remember seeing other parents returning from their respective drop offs and seeing their empty seats. How odd it seemed. … Continue reading Wide open spaces.
Some days I am noticing that my ability to handle the torrent of toddler and kid emotions are more manageable for me. Some days I don’t get swallowed up into the melee of their feelings. Some days I am outside of their experience, witnessing. No judgement for them or myself. In that quiet inner … Continue reading Unruffled AF
I’ve been thinking a lot about trust of late. How much we rely on trust to function in our day to day. I was walking with my son recently. We had missed our streetcar and were heading up to the next main street to try and catch another one. On our way we had to … Continue reading Trust and risk.
I’m feeling that itch to post something. It’s been far too long. I have been writing, perhaps more than I’ve ever done. It’s all apart of something else, however, so all that energy and time is going there for the most part. And yet there’s never a full sense of completion. Not yet. I’ve been … Continue reading The magic on the other side of those tough days.
I had a conversation with another mom today that I have had a version of many times before. Too many to count. You talk about the types of things you do with your little one(s), maybe. You throw in some honest struggles you have as a parent. Maybe it’s flippant or more sincere. There’s a … Continue reading Why asking for help is dope.
I mentioned in my last post that I’d taken a timeout from social media recently. I’ve known for a long time I needed to make a change in that department. Still, it took a couple friends doing it in January for me to take the plunge. Nothing like some positive peer influence. I was pretty … Continue reading Extracting myself from the lure of social media.
I’ve peaced out of this site for awhile. My last post was the first since October. Nothing especially exceptional about that, I suppose. I come and go from time to time. I’ve started many a post with some variation of “sorry for my absence of late” and there's a solid chance I will again. The … Continue reading Self-care meets synchronicity.
Today is April 5th and tomorrow is my daughter’s fifth birthday. Honestly, time is constantly messing with me. I was newly dating my now husband eleven Springs ago when I first heard the song April 5th by Talk Talk. Jose shared it in an email, along with some beautifully crafted words. I’d never heard Mark … Continue reading April 5th
Do any other parents find they spend a lot of time looking for a way to sit down? I am constantly on the lookout for the next spot where I can park my butt and it always feels like sweet sweet relief any time I’ve scored one. A couch is ideal, of course, but I’ll … Continue reading Is this seat taken?
After we moved into our new home, my tech-loving husband surprised us by decking out the whole house in Amazon Echo’s. You may know them better as Alexa. I’ve mentioned here before we had a Google Home, but Jose wanted to try out its competitor because of supposed technological perks. Anyway, even Leni has her … Continue reading Kids vs technology.