I have not posted on my blog in awhile because I have been focusing all my writing attention on a book that will be published in April. I am very excited to share more details about it soon! I am also revamping my blog with a new layout and name on the way. In the […]
Life Without Social Media
After mulling over it for months (years) I finally permanently deleted my Facebook, thereby removing all social media from my life. Here’s what I’ve learned: I am shocked by how nosy and gossipy I really was. I had already hidden at least 80% of my newsfeed because the content was either distracting or irrelevant. I […]
Why Growing Up Makes Us Sad
Cherish these precious moments. They grow up so fast. Every parent has heard this advice. Older parents have probably given it. I am only now beginning to understand it. In fact, I used to really dislike this advice— and not just when I became a mother. I disliked it a long time ago when I heard people […]
What Does It Profit to Gain All The Likes?
The other day I found myself captivated by a slew of “America’s Got Talent” child singers’ first performances. The videos have millions of views; the reactions of the crowd, the other judges, the children, the families of the children, and the rest of the world are largely the same: this is a good thing. This […]
Let’s Fall in Love with Christmas Again
It’s a common misconception that Christmas is only for children. But Christmas is for everybody. Children are just better at celebrating it. As adults, we can get so focused on the preparations and the subsequent return to normalcy that we forget to savor the very point of it all. We cook and clean and then […]
What is an animal that is not nocturnal?
My three year old turned to me, and asked, urgently, What’s it called when an animal is NOT nocturnal? Hmm. I don’t know. That’s a good question. He paused for a few moments and, maybe one day when me and Nicholas are big we can go and find a dragonfly. And then we can ask […]