The Meadow

The Meadow

I’ve been thinking about Bambi a lot recently. It has recently replaced Winnie the Pooh as Blu-Ray Grand Champion in our home. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s so sadddddd!!!” Never fear! My toddler only has a 30-minute attention span for movies, so Bambi actually remains a fairly pleasant film. I’ve been thinking about the […]

Bittersweet Summer

Bittersweet Summer

It’s been a bittersweet summer for me this year – full of family time and gatherings with friends, yet also dotted with long, listless days and nights of little sleep. Penelope hit a major milestone at the end of May. She transitioned, suddenly and spectacularly, out of co-sleeping and into her own bed. Dan and I […]

How Much Ambition Can a Marriage Sustain?

How Much Ambition Can a Marriage Sustain?

In the midst of a self-care session at a local coffee shop, I found my idyllic outdoor seat disrupted by a formal and distracting conversation a few feet away. It was an interview, actually. Despite my attempts to read a number of different books, journal, etc. I couldn’t seem to tune out the conversation, because, […]

Some Seriously Good Advice

Some Seriously Good Advice

Asking questions is my super power. I will ask the questions other people are afraid to ask. Questions people wouldn’t think to ask. I will ask questions that cut straight to the heart of the problem. So, after putting up with me for four mornings, I don’t doubt Chis Abani, who was leading our fiction workshop, […]