Selling the Drama

Selling the Drama

What is it like to live beneath layers and layers of lies? To hold yourself so defensively against the world. To be so utterly fearless in your lies- knowing you will be caught. To have so little faith in the truth and in the kindness of others. What is it like to be...
Love is Enough

Love is Enough

So I have been informed that I ‘preach’ about blended families. That’s how someone feels. OK. Truly, I don’t know how many times I have to say on here that I have no idea what I’m doing! ūüôā I use this blog to work out my feelings about...
The Mother – A (Very) Short Story

The Mother – A (Very) Short Story

The sweetness of him was the first thing she saw- sticky and warm on her chest, he cried softly and she loved him instantly…intensely. Her boy. And it dawned on her slowly…she had lost him once before. It began as a feeling, a desperation to keep him...
Tender is the Human

Tender is the Human

If she had seen my eyes while she was speaking, she probably would have stopped. Her eloquence, honesty and gentleness moved me to tears and pierced a place within me that rarely saw the light. As it was, she kept her gaze to the window. Summer was intense these days...
It Does Take a Village

It Does Take a Village

There’s a woman I know of, through a friend, who is a fellow author and blogger. She (I believe) coined the term #indiemom to describe her single motherhood and I always kinda liked it. I’d see her post pictures with her adorable son with the...
Ever Gentle

Ever Gentle

The other day I was working at my laptop while my daughter (10) and my boyfriend’s daughter (8) were leafing through old photo albums beside me. They came upon a¬†picture¬†of me from University and my daughter instantly¬†exclaimed¬†“Mom, you were so...
An Offer of Love

An Offer of Love

I dangle neatly between love and fear all the time. I have perched myself on a pendulum so that I may swing back and forth at will. And that’s an important point: at will. One of the lessons that is clear as day, in my face right now is how important it is- how...
Parenting in the Dark

Parenting in the Dark

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~Rumi Her back was to me at first, and so I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. The energy of the house¬†was somber, yet calm. She sat at the kitchen table...
Our People

Our People

Who can say why you have these people in your life? The ones who comfort you, challenge you, love you, trigger you. And maybe why isn’t the question to ask. Maybe deep down you feel the perfection of it. Perhaps beneath the ways you try to spin it and make it...
Simply Compassion

Simply Compassion

“The secret of true prayer is to forget the things you think you need.” ~A Course in Miracles There is nothing for me to do. Not a thing. There’s no justifiable reason for sadness, nor anger, nor fear. There is simply compassion. It’s just that...
Another Peak to Climb

Another Peak to Climb

Just when I think I’ve climbed the mountain, the clouds part to reveal another peak. But I want to sleep. I want to hide. I want to retreat into my cave of comfort and pretend: there is no change, no challenge, no fire-breathing dragon at my back. I’m...
The Quiet Perfection of Now

The Quiet Perfection of Now

Winter smacked me in the face¬†as I bore on against the wind toward my children’s school. Everyday it was the same, a mad dash from my driveway to the schoolyard to collect two bright-eyed whirling dervishes with questions and stories and hungry bellies. I would...