What are you doing with your new year?

What are you doing with your new year?

Early this morning, I looked up and saw the bright, clear moon shining in the dark sky. Wasn’t it moments ago that she was full? But she wanes and the night sky darkens as she disappears again. And now it’s the New Year. It’s 2013 and we’re all still here. I...
Gratitude

Gratitude

For firm mattresses and soft down comforters. And mango with sticky rice. Voicemail messages cheering me on. Unwavering love. The sound of small feet making their way down the stairs in the morning. For the salty water of the sea. And fresh water lakes. Expansive,...
Six things your body needs every day

Six things your body needs every day

Earlier this summer, I camped with my kids and a group of other families. We’ve been doing this long weekend together for many years and in my family, it is the highlight of the summer. One of the great things about the weekend is how much time we are outside. There’s...
Last day of summer and a new kindergartner

Last day of summer and a new kindergartner

It’s the last day of summer. Oh, I know that technically summer doesn’t end for another few weeks. But today is the last day before school starts. The last day that I have my youngest child home. The last day of my life that I will have any small child at home with me...