I Will Define Me

Oh, I’m cringing as I write this, because I know I’m going to feel so drastically uncomfortable with some of the content. But. I’m also very excited. For the moment, I’m moving briefly away from my more usual topics and I’m going to talk about weight-loss. For all my love of good, nourishing food and…

Runaway

My house is a mess. For example, I have found four separate apple cores on each flour of my house at varying degrees of disintegration. Also, I have no clean dishes. The logical response to this would have been to stay home and get some cleaning done. Yesterday, instead, I buckled M. into the car…

Things I’m Learning

Despite the fact that we’re already through the first week of July, we’ve really only started our summer (and it’s going to be over far too soon).`However, in our few weeks of freedom I’ve learned (or relearned things I’d forgotten from last summer) a few things that have made this time so full to the…

Self-Care

Though E. doesn’t start her summer vacation until this Wednesday, mine has already started, for the most part (though, coincidentally, I’m writing this from work). For the last week or so, I’ve been home most days, and while I haven’t quite felt the weight of responsibility lift off of my shoulders just yet (we do…

Disaster Averted…Barely

Today was one of those days. There was a bad mood I couldn’t shake. The kids were cranky, vacillating between overtired and hangry, with seemingly little in between. We grumpily tramped into the woods, my hope being we’d all feel better after digging around in the dirt, climbing around on rocks and fallen trees, and…