Nothing in Life is Free

Photo: This is actually our view from playgroup on Monday mornings, but it’s perfect for today because the weather was yucky this morning. I don’t love everything about the city of Boston, but the skyline from across the Charles is really quite impressive.   It is a gray and gross day here in Massachusetts. The…

I Don’t Really Need You to “Get” My Marriage

I’m feeling really pensive today. I feel like I’ve been having the same conversation over the last 7 days and I am feeling a bit angry about it. I’m going to have to ramble for a second and hopefully this will come out as articulate on the other side. I spoke with my mother about…

Light the Hearth

It is early morning and I am waking up my home. I know that I write about the morning a lot, but I think that it is a beautiful time, especially in the autumn, when we are all just a little bit slower getting out of our warm and cozy beds. The sun, too, is…

The Universe is Always in Balance…

Photo: From the MLK Memorial in Washington DC. Clearly I need to channel that great, peaceful man this morning. It’s cold, ya’ll. Seriously, it’s 37 degrees here in the Boston area this morning. I am not ready for this. Now, don’t get me wrong–cold weather means jackets and sweaters, and I rock jackets and sweaters (cuz the cover…

Sometimes, you just lose a day…

Well, well, it’s Monday. So I should have a really nice post for you. But I’m suffering from the worst headache that I’ve had in years–and the boys decided that today would be the day that they would test all of the boundaries. all of them! So i’m lucky to get this pretty basic SOS out as…

U Jealous, Bro?

Photo: Ursa Major… some 18 months ago. I realized this morning that my little bear is now taller than my kitchen table. There is beauty, inspiration, joy, and just a touch of cruelty, in watching a child grow.   When Ursa Major was a little itty bitty thing, I used to sleep with him on…

A Little Bloggy Holiday

  Well hello there and happy Monday to you! Today is technically a holiday, albeit a problematic one and one that not many people actually take. I had every intention of writing a full post today, and then I realized that I haven’t done much outlining and preparing for NaNoWriMo next month, so I’m going…

Quiet Thoughts: To Grow From Seed

Photo: The back of my wedding dress. I totally bought that dress just for this feature. I wanted something dramatic and beautiful. It is 3pm Eastern Time, and 5 years ago today, I was walking into what would become an 8-hour drunken dance party. My husband and I married in a beautiful church in North…

Am I Capable of Being So Brave?

  Twice a week, I get two hours without Ursa Major. One baby is much easier to handle than two. I have been trying to use my time wisely and efficiently, recognizing that preschool time is a golden and short period. Thursday has become grocery store day. Ursa Minor loves pointing out items that he…