So Very Thankful

I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everything of the universe, and is disappoint ed when anything is less than best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate […]

NC State Fair

We debated on going. Ethan is too small for many of the bigger rides, too big to want to ride the baby rides. Lucas is barely big enough to ride the baby rides, but I’m far too big to ride the baby rides with him. All that drama on top […]

Birthday Parties: How Much to Spend and When to Say No

I was never very popular in school. Blame it on my overprotective mother, my introvert coverup, or my lack of coolness – whatever you want – but I wasn’t. I had friends, but I wasn’t “popular” by any standard definition. So while I had my fair share of birthday party […]


Florida, 2012


If I thought I was an emotional wreck two weeks ago when I announced I was going back to work, I’m a complete disaster this week. We’re in the homestretch now, with me starting full-time work on Monday. For every reason I know this is the […]

Going Back to Work

I’ve done it all. When Ethan was born, I worked part-time from home for the company I had been with until he was 10 months. Then, I worked full-time from home while he went to daycare. Just shy of 18 months I went back to working full-time in a corporate […]

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