I started the day with the very best snuggle. Little girl snuck into our room, peeked at us with eyebrows lifted and sweet smile, and said, “I want a mommy and daddy snuggle.” She crawled into “big bed” and she wiggle-fit herself perfectly into the space my arms and legs make. She nuzzled her face … Continue reading Protector
I smiled at a woman standing on the corner, smoking, and she flipped me off. One heartbeat later I felt like a narcissist, viewing myself though her eyes, computing the gesture through her mind, “what the f are you smiling at, you Subaru driving b****?” It utterly bummed me out, but it made me think: … Continue reading A Wild Place
I think we have the answer; look closely… Continue reading Take a Bite
Some days I care. Some days I don’t. Some days I pretend I don’t care. Some days I think I should care more. Sounds normal, right? I wish it were more normal. If the house is messy, and by “messy,” I mean – anything other than perfect, and sometimes maybe even smelling like a dog, … Continue reading Messy house, who cares?
First, my dis-claim-er: This is not an attempt to justify or perpetuate. It’s an attempt to understand. Maybe with that – if we shift toward trying to understand why we do what we do, and stop condemning it while shamefully continuing it, we can peck our way out, back to screen-free freedom. Yes, this is … Continue reading Sneaking.
The last 2 weeks have been riddled with large and significant stresses. Messy gifts from the universe. In their wake(s), I am learning that no matter how much comes, I can handle it. I am capable. Might I sit down on the floor for a minute and spoon sunflower butter into my mouth while I … Continue reading Channel it, yo