After being shamed for the last time by a 7yr-old about how much damage disposable plastic trash is doing to our environment (and to the baby seals), I’ve finally taken on the challenge of converting our kitchen into a mostly plastic-free zone.
The hardest part of that transition, so far, is turning out to be school lunches. Read More
A device-free challenge has made space for all kinds of new crafts around our house this summer, including some pretty cool yard art. Read More
Who would have thought that my childhood best friend’s children and our own would share the same love for one another that she and I have for over 30 years? Apparently, miracles do happen and we plan to nurture the heck out of this one. Read More
Moving is said to be one of the more traumatic life experiences we all go through. And while I am definitely feeling unmoored, I am also overwhelmed with nostalgia as I rediscover old versions of myself, from twenty years ago, in the pages of dusty journals and college literary magazines. Read More
I am under no illusion that we can wish away our troubles by stuffing them into an old coffee can and burying them in the ground. But the ground—groundedness—is something I am finding to be my refuge in this happy, chaotic, overwhelming, disappointing, exhausting, inspiring, ordinary, tragic year. Read More