Tag Archive for 'parenting'

My neighbor is having a tree taken down. She’s lobbied the county for years to have it cut and apparently today is the day. Which is fantastic for her, but a pain the behind for me. Because the bane of working from home when you live where I do is the constant barrage of noise […]

Things I love about summer: I love the heat and humidity. I love long days and a good cricket serenade. I love the swimming pool, popsicles dripping down my kids’ chins and berries, berries, berries. I’m three-quarters watermelon and one-half cucumber pretty much all of June and July. I love not being able to see my […]

Flowers are nice. Breakfast-in-bed is lovely, too. But if you’re local to Atlanta and looking for a new way to honor the mom in your life this Mother’s Day, consider giving her some Movement Magic. Here’s what she’ll enjoy: A night “in.” (This means if you have small children, you are in charge of making […]

It’s Fiction Friday, so you get another post from “guest blogger” and main character from my novel The Myth of Jake, Maggie Carlton. Ugh. I just looked up the date of my last post. December 11th. Nearly two months ago. This is why I didn’t want to blog in the first place. I need the discipline of […]

This week I’ve been sharing my big takeaways from my week studying Restorative Exercise™ in Sequim, Washington. You can see the first and the second posts here and here. This is all a reductionist exercise, of course, as nothing could fully capture everything that I learned or the ways I grew that week. Plus, as […]

I’ve had a sick kid all week, so no new original posts from me. Luckily my friend Maggie stepped in to write this gem. If you missed Maggie’s post from last week or the week prior be sure to check them out. And to learn everything you need to know about Maggie Carlton, you will want […]

I took a shower this morning – it’s not an everyday thing for me – and afterwards, as I plucked through my closet to figure out what to wear, this thought flashed through my head: You really should put on some jeans and wear a real outfit today. You have the time. There’s no reason […]

I’m coming up for air after sending all of the kids off to school today. We’ve just finished round two of our battle with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease and are waiting with bated breath for the third child to go down. (In related news, coxsackievirus, you can suck it.) As often happens when school […]

I’ve waited a few weeks, or maybe months, to share the news that at long – very long – last, we have three children who consistently sleep through the night. Little A turned 3 in June and with her newfound “big kid” status she has developed quite a competitive nature. In sum, the girl likes to […]

Little A turned 3 recently, and a neighbor gave her a precious Melissa & Doug fairy princess coloring pad and some markers. She’s been obsessed. She comes in from her activities and immediately sets to coloring. She’ll stay there for an hour or so and invite the rest of us to come color with her. […]