On Avoiding People in the Grocery Store

I was generally on the fringe growing up, and that gave me a lot of time to observe. I was also a reader and loved to write, so I enjoyed watching. This meant that I knew people’s names, though they often did not know mine. I still tend to remember people’s names and conversations with…

On Motherhood and Making Time to Freewrite

At least five mornings a week, I finish breakfast and then carry my coffee into our sunroom for what I enthusiastically tell my toddler is “Writing Time!” We’ve been doing this for several weeks now, and I can’t believe the difference this type of journaling has made in my life. Journaling and I have a…

Just a [Insert Your Job Title Here]

I don’t often use the phrase “stay-at-home mom” because it pulls in so many negative associations and debates. I also feel it doesn’t really do justice to what I do in a day (do our job titles ever?). But though I always wanted to stay home when we had children and am so thankful I can,…