The Insurrection and the Kids

I’ve been thinking about the kids. Truly, I think about kids all the time. I am surrounded by my own. They crawl on me and attack me with tickle fingers and yell at me and defy me and crawl on me some more. I manage them and change them and sometimes feed them (that job…

Distance Learning Returns

Just a little look-see at my day. Wake up at 4:17 to a screaming baby. My husband brings him in to nurse. Oh look, there’s the seven-year-old next to me in bed. Huh. I didn’t notice him. Thank god he no longer kicks me in the face while he sleeps. I guess he’s getting taller…

The End of 2020

How did we make it through this year? So many people have suffered or died or been kept apart from family and friends who were suffering and dying. I’m not sure I’ve ever spent a Thanksgiving and a Christmas away from my family. This year we did. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt compelled to…

Looking ahead

I am excited lately. I wrote a short story that I submitted to my writers’ group that got great feedback. I’m looking forward to submitting it to a few journals this week. Also, I’m starting a group and partnership with a handful of other people out there to stay accountable to my writing practice. Such…

Good Ancestor Podcast & two takeaways

I’ve been keeping track of the podcasts I’ve been taking in over these past few days as I’ve been re-organizing my media playlists. Especially since George Floyd was murdered, I have been seeking podcasts and hosts and media figures who are BIPOC. I’m really liking Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla F. Saad. I’ve heard two…