I saw A Quiet Place on Friday evening, and it was excellent, in part because it played on every single one of my parental anxieties. Am I teaching them enough? Am I showing them how much I love them? Am I helping them develop into siblings who look out for each other? Am I doing … Continue reading A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety
A Story About Princess Leia by Elizabeth Ditty Tonight I read my son a story about Princess Leia. I did not cry. (Not really.) My voice made its way around the lump in my throat To tell my son How to be brave despite dismal odds (I’ll never tell him the odds) How to stand … Continue reading A Story About Princess Leia
My poor little blog has been dormant for almost a year now, but I guess this is what it takes to wake up. I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year, after my first failure in Year 11 last year. I failed because I stopped writing after my seven-week-old daughter spiked a fever on Day 3, which … Continue reading This is what it takes.
Some months seem to stick around forever, and then others seem to happen in a snap of the fingers. For some reason, February seems to be moving at light speed. For example, I meant to do this post in the first few days, but here we are, past the midpoint of the month, and I'm … Continue reading [Around Here] Fast February
Every year I sit down and review how the past 12 months have gone: what I've accomplished and what I wish I had. And then, from that analysis, I set my intentions for the next year. As I detailed in my 2013 Year in Review post, my word for this year is CORE, and I … Continue reading My New Year’s Initiatives for 2014
2013. One minute here, the next gone. This year has both flown and taken forever, depending on the moment or milestone or how many times Pip woke up during the night. But at least I sort of knew it was going to be like this going in, and for the most part, I feel … Continue reading 2013: My Year in Review
It's the last Friday of the year, which is hard to believe. Thanks to the #fridayflash community for helping me keep up the writing, at least sporadically, during my Evolutionary Year. TIME IS MONEY Henry couldn’t see what all the fuss was about time, but he was bound and determined to find some. Being only five … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Time is Money