One of the silver linings of the cloud of Covid has been that we have learned to cherish our interactions with other, however brief. A smile from a stranger on a walk. A driveway conversation with a masked friend. An outside, socially distanced visit with extended family. Even the awkward, tedious online meetings. We have had to cultivate compassion and patience for ourselves and others, all doing our best in this nasty mess. … More Parents are the most essential workers of all…
Vinegar and baking soda are great fun for making fizzy reaction for the kids to play with, but I somehow doubt that the chemical reaction does much of anything to the surface on which it is occurring. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s what my experience and basic knowledge of chemistry tells me. … More How (and why) to clean your oven
So here is my post, four days late and almost completely unedited…. I hope you like it. … More The dog ate my homework.
I believe what makes me so extraordinarily careful (fearful) is that I am gifted with an imagination which can generate the most vivid and gory outcomes for almost any given situation in less than one second. And instead of visualizing the positive, hoped-for outcome, I focus on the one which my mind serves up to me on a silver platter. … More Fear less.
To say that the contributions of a homemaker are a luxury represents a complete misunderstanding of what a homemaker is. … More Everyone needs a home. Every home needs homemaking.
…. as much as your husband or partner loves you, it’s really not possible for them to understand this part… and you need at least one person who ‘gets you’ to keep you sane. That, and probably coffee. … More The Second Birth
As I held onto the top of the door and the roof and swung my huge body into the rental car, I felt something inside me shift, and the waters that my midwives had broken hours before finally released onto the back seat. … More My First Birth Story
Someone will wake me when I am needed, and until then, I can sleep. Anyway, if I was already up I would miss my morning snuggles with my kids.
… More A Normal Schedule
You’re not serving anyone up there in the Peanut Gallery, not even yourself… step down into the Gladiator’s Ring. … More The Peanut Gallery and The Gladiator Ring
the world can be a safe place, sometimes strangers are people who will help if they can, and I don’t need to be afraid every time someone knocks on my door. … More Returning Something Lost