Weight

Weight

I sit on the sugary-white-sand beach and watch my kids from a short distance. The waves are small. The sand is soft and clean. It's a family-friendly area, a beautiful location, and our comfortable, rented condo is directly behind us. My husband is nearby, too. I adore watching them play here. I am grateful for [...]

Him

Him

There is a running list in my head - a scoreboard, if you will - of all the things he's done wrong today; everything from dirty laundry on the bathroom floor to the open closet door I've begged him to shut again and again. He didn't offer to fold laundry last night and the trash [...]

Girlfriends

Girlfriends

“Boys and Girls, catch a bubble,” she almost yelled as she held her arms up like a football goal post. Just like that, thirteen rowdy preschool children filled their cheeks with air and became completely silent. I was in awe, possibly in love, and fairly convinced I should quickly get a degree in early childhood [...]

Enough

Enough

Every day I do my best. But every day I know I could do better. When is my best enough? Day after day, I cook and clean, shop, plan and pay. I procrastinate too. I kiss my husband. I spend time with our children and always try to find more fun, educational things to do. I [...]

2018

2018

One average morning as I hid beneath the covers in complete denial of the sound of little feet shuffling across the carpet, our three-year-old son peeked over the edge of the mattress at me and whispered, as always, "Mom, are you getting up?" "No," I whispered to him and smiled. Then, as is routine, I [...]