One of the things about growing older is that you’ve had time to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. I have figured out that I really like to be all alone and in the quiet. This is really bad because it’s summer and I have two very loud children. They are so …

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I haven’t been writing lately. There have been a million excuses, including sickness and LTYM and, you know, laundry. Oh and maybe a parasitic invasion but you’ll have to wait for my Listen To Your Mother talk to hear all about that. I’m sure you can hardly wait. When I don’t write, I start to …

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My friend and I were running about a week ago when she told me about an NPR segment that she had heard on her way to my house. It was about fear and this man whose life was being paralyzed by his fear of rejection. In order to overcome it, he decided to put himself …

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I have a post up on Scary Mommy today that I wrote in December when I was trying desperately to find little blips of joy throughout some chaotic days! Today, I will enjoy my life. Even when I have to rush around getting ready for work and getting kids out the door; packing lunches, signing checks, …

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Sometimes my magic comes in the dark of the night as I stumble and tuck and soothe and repeat. I have caught my magic by it’s tail as I pushed someone higher and higher, ignoring the tempting buzz in my pocket that would take me away. It arrives at times when I’m driving and the …

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This year, the stress I have created for myself over the holidays has made me want to hide in a pile of laundry, guaranteeing that no one will ever find me. I don’t know why I wait until the last minute to do it all, but I do. Something in me must like the drama. But I do …

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