Beauty Treatment

At swim lessons, I saw her, and part of me wondered what styling team she employed.  Rubbing sunblock on her three children, she flicked her long, curled, highlighted hair.  Her nose was thin, and her jawline slender.  I could have measured her eyelashes with a yard stick.  She crossed her legs from under her size […]

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Tree of Life

When I was young, and I feel sure many of you can relate to this, time stretched before me in long lazy swathes. Sure, I had chores and homework, but for the most part, my time was mine. I sat, I dreamed. Most of all, I wrote. Everyone has their thing. Writing has always been […]

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When the Next Wave Comes

I. I grew up in a small town on the ocean.  I remember spending whole afternoons in the waves with my sisters, boogie boarding.  Admittedly, lying belly down on a stubby foam board was not as cool as surfing, but we did what we could.  We lived for the afternoons where the swells were just […]

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Don’t Cancel On Yourself

It was 5:38 when I got The Call. I was already dressed, had my shoes on, Babysitter was arriving at 6:00. Dinner was in the oven, Bubs was using me as a climbing gym. I was ready, more than ready to buck outta there. “I can’t do it,” My dear friend on the other side […]

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Mommy Brain Manifesto

We’ve all heard it.  It’s a very popular phrase right now and wherever two or three mothers are gathered, it will come into use. “Mommy brain!” we laugh with the newly pregnant mama who forgets her car keys leaving her own baby shower. “Mommy brain!” we sigh at each other over cups of coffee. “Mommy […]

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Safe and Sound

Now, this is the scary stuff.  This stuff you only dare discuss with your best friend on a long walk so that you don’t have to look her in the eye.  Or what comes to mind when you stare into the flickering campfire late into the night. But this just may also be the stuff […]

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Worm Food

Nobody Likes me, everybody hates me, I’m gonna eat some worms. First you take their heads off then you skoosh their guts out… I’ll stop there. But you know it might be the beginnings of a gloomy day when that’s your alarm clock. I disentangled myself from five-year-old, warning her that she only had two […]

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