The Part of Mothering That I’m Good At

These past few months have not been my favorites. I’ll be honest; it has been a bit of a rough ride. Suddenly, the entrance of my youngest into kindergarten has hit me like a brick. The days that used to feel like gifts are beginning to feel lonely. It is a new phase, and the […]

The Great Pretender

I sat at the dinner table the other night, looking at my wonderful husband and my two smiling, chatty boys, and I realized something very important: I didn’t care at all about what anyone at that table was talking about. Truly. I could not care less. But I smiled and nodded as I slowly shut down […]

His Own Path: A Story of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Tears, “Free to Be You and Me” & West Point

My mother is an odd mix of proud, lippy liberal and sweet, non-confrontational Catholic girl from North Dakota. She spent years telling us to be kind, listen to our elders, say please and thank you and not step on others’ toes. She worked up to a swear word the way a pitcher winds up for a […]

To Veronique

Life is a busy, flowing stream. Things come up and they seem so very important. We promise ourselves to follow up or to follow through on things and then the river of time takes its course and those promises fade away. Oh right … we think. I meant to do that, didn’t I? Something has been gnawing at me, though. […]

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Running After Ale

I'm constantly running after my toddler Ale (Á-le). I'm out of breath and having the best time!