On being tipsy and resenting children and Eckhart Tolle

My nearly 4-year-old J has really been getting to me lately. God love him, he knows how to push my buttons. (Perhaps anyone’s buttons–because really, who likes being communicated with in a steady stream of whiiiINE?) I’ve found myself wishing, at times, that I had a different child. One less kinetic, less fiery. One less… Read More On being tipsy and resenting children and Eckhart Tolle

Going beyond “strong female characters” in children’s books

One of you dreamy readers, specifically Elisabeth M., left a comment that really got me thinking last month. She was responding to this post where I put a call out to children’s book readers near and far to help me find some stories with good, strong female characters in them. Here’s what she had to… Read More Going beyond “strong female characters” in children’s books

Easiest gluten-free carrot cake-bread-muffin recipe and 40 weeks pregnant

A lot of you has asked for our gluten free carrot cake recipe after I posted this picture of its production on the Facebook page. It’s a fabulous recipe that I’ve made successfully many times, and I am no baker. It comes to me from my friend R, who happens to be a dreamy cook… Read More Easiest gluten-free carrot cake-bread-muffin recipe and 40 weeks pregnant

Snapshots

Snapshots are what I’ve got. Connecting life’s latest happenings into some sort of coherent narrative would take far too much energy. And life is demanding that I loosen my grip and let everything be semi-orchestrated, chaotic, disconnected and connected. Here’s what’s going on. When our renters moved out in February, we got a bee in… Read More Snapshots