Category Archives: emotional complexity

You are your own little man (for my second son)

You were born under water in our bedroom, with your nana and big brother, sound asleep down the hall. You came out screaming and crying and in that moment, all of my fear and anxiety evaporated. Here you were, we did it,

You are your own little man (for my second son)

You were born under water in our bedroom, with your nana and big brother, sound asleep down the hall. You came out screaming and crying and in that moment, all of my fear and anxiety evaporated. Here you were, we did it,

Labor day

What is it about my babies and holidays? My first was born on Halloween and this one passed Labor Day by a mere 5 hours. This was a completely different birth story than the first. It started two weeks early with

Labor day

What is it about my babies and holidays? My first was born on Halloween and this one passed Labor Day by a mere 5 hours. This was a completely different birth story than the first. It started two weeks early with

Choosing love

I don’t know why I’m so surprised by marriage skills and dating/relationship skills being entirely different, but they are. For one, I feel like when you are dating and your partner really hurts your feelings, annoys you or angers you,

Choosing love

I don’t know why I’m so surprised by marriage skills and dating/relationship skills being entirely different, but they are. For one, I feel like when you are dating and your partner really hurts your feelings, annoys you or angers you,

The Winter is past

11 “See! The winter is past;  the rains are over and gone. 12 Flowers appear on the earth;     the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves     is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;     the

The Winter is past

11 “See! The winter is past;  the rains are over and gone. 12 Flowers appear on the earth;     the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves     is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;     the

Three things I want my child(ren) to know

Some people need to have a glass of wine at the end of the day, or go for a long run or stretch, or meditate. I need to write. It makes me feel balanced, sane, present. And, yet… the last

Three things I want my child(ren) to know

Some people need to have a glass of wine at the end of the day, or go for a long run or stretch, or meditate. I need to write. It makes me feel balanced, sane, present. And, yet… the last

My parents

My mother remembers me renting the Penske truck and driving away from her 10 years ago to move from Maine to Chicago. She was devastated, and nervous and excited for me. I was excited. I played the Dixie Chicks album

My parents

My mother remembers me renting the Penske truck and driving away from her 10 years ago to move from Maine to Chicago. She was devastated, and nervous and excited for me. I was excited. I played the Dixie Chicks album

I thought I meant it

I’ve loved a lot in my life. I’ve loved hard. I’ve said things like “I’d die for you” and I thought I meant it. Four months ago, I became a mom and four months ago I learned that I never

I thought I meant it

I’ve loved a lot in my life. I’ve loved hard. I’ve said things like “I’d die for you” and I thought I meant it. Four months ago, I became a mom and four months ago I learned that I never