The other day my daughter’s legs flared up with eczema. Circles of red, scaly skin stretched down her legs. She scratched the inflamed areas, leaving them more irritated and raw. Consistency is not my strong suit, but I got out her eczema medication and lotion and began applying them frequently. ... Read More about Regeneration
I’ve been grumpy for weeks. Before I had kids, I set up my life to be spacious. I worked part-time so I had ample opportunity to take good care of myself; I could practice yoga, dance, write and walk. I could watch TV and relax. I spent time with friends. I am high maintenance in that way—it ... Read More about Fear
“Mom, did I come and visit you guys at your old house?” Max asks as he munches on a snap pea. We are sitting at the table finishing dinner. “What do you mean?” I ask. He’s talking about the house Scott and I lived in before we had kids. “Oh—are you talking about what daddy said the other day? ... Read More about Where did they Come From?
A few Maxisms that have rolled in over the last few days: Sitting on the floor with my mom:"Baba? Do you even have a penis?" "No, Max. No, I don't." "Oh. Do you have baginas?" "Just one." "Not all?"After managing to pee his shorts while standing at the toilet:"I was trying to pee in the potty, but ... Read More about More Potty Humor
I just want to take a moment and thank those of you who are reading. I’ve gotten some really positive feedback on my writing, and that means the world to me. I’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer. Except when I wanted to be a theater actress, a rock star, a grief counselor, or a hockey ... Read More about Thank You