The Roadtrip

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This week we were going to drive to Alabama. We have been planning the trip for a while, but the planning had been difficult. The purpose of the trip was to visit W's Godmother and to visit Millie's cousin. Millie's cousin (who is 94) has not been feeling well and I suddenly had this overwhelming ...

Swimmer, Swimmer – Milkshake For Dinner!

swim test

Seven weeks ago W decided he wanted to take a swim test. He wasn't ready to take and pass the test, and his swim instructors knew this, but everyone was thrilled he wanted to TRY. Trying is the big deal thing. Trying is what got him to show up. Trying is what finally got him ...

Make a Difference With Blogust 2015

blogust

When I am out and about with my six year old son, W, I often call out to him, “be mindful!” When I say it he knows exactly what I mean because I have been saying it to him for years. It has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with the world ...

It Will Always Be Her Birthday

There are some dates that will always belong to people. It doesn't matter if the person is here with you or not, the date is theirs. On that date everything you do, from the moment you wake up and see the numbers fall into place, will be about them. Today is my grandmother's birthday. There is ...

inside my panic attack

inside my panic attack

Everyone has their own kind of panic. There is the gasping kind, the stop in the middle of the street and think kind, the disco kind, and countless more varieties. Until a few years ago I probably would not have realized my panic attacks were actually panic attacks. It's only now that they have escalated ...

Why I Embraced My White Hair In Advance

embracing white hair

If you had asked me a few months ago if I had any feeeeeeeeeeelings about turning forty I  would have shrugged back at you. My thirties have been eventful, but they have run out of steam. I'm not dreading the turning of a new leaf. It's just that I thought I was being mellow about ...