I read a lot of books. I read fiction and non-fiction...and occasionally I read trashy romance novels...because life is about balance. My favorite books tell me a story about a life that's nothing like my own. I love the window into another world...another culture...another way of thinking. The best books take what I used to think and … Continue reading Baseball, Beer, Books….and Barriers
Years ago, when my babies were still babies and I was caught in the mostly-joyful-but-also-exhausting vortex that is 3 babies 4 and under in one house, someone asked me a question. If you had a whole day to yourself, she said, and you could do anything you wanted to do...anything at all...what would it be?
You know that thing where you take someone's head off? Like...clean off their shoulders? And you feel completely justified about it too...in that smug defender-of-the-universe and righter-of-wrongs way that feels so deeply satisfying? And then....
Last night I went to tuck my son in. Tuck him back in, actually. For the third time. The first goodnight kiss had happened about an hour before. And then...
"Wow! We really screwed things up for ourselves with this whole 'Women's Lib' thing!!" That's what she said. And I took there, slack-jawed in the kitchen, wanting to argue, but not even knowing where to start.
Dear Coaches, I wanted to let you know that you matter. That they're listening. Here's how I know: I have a 9 year old boy. This season was his first playing basketball and this week-end, his first tournament. Now, as tournaments go, it went pretty well. Two solid wins and 2 very close losses...one by … Continue reading Hey Coach!
'Cause all I do is win win win.... That's what the song says...and it's been stuck in my head for days. Except...no. That's not all I do. And, from where I'm standing, that's not how life works at all. Come and peruse my Facebook feed, will you? There are some high-achieving children in my world. … Continue reading All I Do Is Win Win Win…. (*except for all the losses)
Are you familiar with Dante's 8th Circle of Hell? I'm pretty sure it's fraud. Also, I think I may have visited it today. So...sometimes, in this life, you receive an email asking you to come in for a job interview. You weigh the pros and cons and you kindly decline...on the grounds that the … Continue reading Surviving Dante’s 8th Circle: A Job Interview Gone Wrong
If I told you a story, would you judge me? What if you didn't know me...and you just read about it on Facebook? Let me set the stage. It was 12 years ago. I was a stay at home mom with 2 babies. One was a newborn...just a few months old. This child had already … Continue reading Requested: The Benefit of the Doubt
The theory goes that we are here to teach our children. To lead them. To leave the world with people who give more than they take. Or, at the very least, people who don't end up as a burden to society. And then there's Christmas. When I was little, I loved Christmas. When I was … Continue reading Christmas Found.