I’ve mentioned a few times that this pregnancy with baby #2 has been emotionally challenging. And sometime during the blur of activity since moving into our new house, the grip of fear and dread I had about this second baby all but vanished in a single day, and I’m left with a healthy sense that… Read More My triumph over post-partum trauma and a giveaway
I’m primarily a stay at home mom. And sometimes people pay me to work as a doula and as a freelance video producer and editor. When I have a project or a client or both, I trade time I normally spend cleaning and cooking for the opportunity to dive into a creative project and relationship.… Read More Confessions of a mostly stay at home mom
Dear Mom of the kid who my kid just hit, kicked, pushed, scratched or grabbed, I’m sorry. It is horrifying to watch my child hurt another. It’s like putting on by best outfit, going out and trying to be the good person I know I am and suddenly having a surprise third arm lurch out… Read More From the mom of a kid who hits
I don’t have a lot in me today. After a few weeks filled with video project deadlines, A. leaving town for a work trip, J’s 3rd birthday, friends in town, dance rehearsals for a street festival (more on my beloved dance class sometime), and then doula-ing for a radical momma over the course of her… Read More Why I’m tuckered out. And parenting lesson 287.
Well, fabulous readers, you definitely stepped up to my recent photographic challenge. Here are more regular, everyday, un-gussied-up moments from your lives. Thank you, thank you for sharing them. Laura Turbow shared these next three photos. She’s an honest mom who happens to also be an awesome photographer. If you’d like to see more revolutionary… Read More The revolution continues: more of your honest photos
I had to share a few of the great photos that you, dear readers, have been sharing on my Facebook page this week in response to my photographic challenge. The challenge, in short, was to take a picture of one of the not-so-perfect moments in your life–feeling bored in traffic, scrubbing dirty diapers late at… Read More The revolution begins: your not-so-perfect moment photos!
Over the past few years, I’ve developed an increasingly intimate relationship with my brain. Thanks to my friend D, who introduces me to at least half of the things I love the most in the world, I started going to meditation and dharma talks led by this guy. The practice of just sitting with my… Read More Why I take my brain out for dinner. And what we talk about. And what we eat.
I’ve been AWOL for the last few weeks because my sister got married. Again. She’s the one who went and had a wedding in Sudan back in November. So this was wedding #2. The California version. It was a super-glam, international peace fest. This was in stark contrast to A’s and my wedding, nearly 7… Read More My faceless photo tribute to wedding season
Living things change. They adapt and grow and die. Trees leaf out, snakes molt, babies grow up into frat boys. It just happens. So why is it I thought the moment I had a baby that I would be a full-grown mother? It came to me a few months ago when I was talking with… Read More Happy Mother’s Day from a 2-and-a-half-year-old mom
Remember the video I posted of my conversation with T when she was 38 weeks (roughly 9 months) pregnant? Well, here she is a month after we had that first talk–3 weeks after giving birth to her baby boy. I love her willingness to share and how she captures that kind of floaty, coming-back-down-to-earth feeling… Read More What becoming a mother looks like for T at 3 weeks post-partum