we look like everybody else

depression is all around

It's always interesting to me to see how people react when I talk about depression. Specifically my depression. For years now I have accepted that this is a part of who I am as much as the color of my eyes and the shape of my fingers. It is not all of me, but it ...

We are no longer house hunting

Our new home

Saturday morning I wrote a massive check and mom and I signed a lease on a home we will move to in February. It has taken me years to save up for this moment. It has also taken us years to find a place that would work for all of our needs. At first we thought ...

December Rekindle

Story of Santa

It happens often enough that I am no longer surprised by it and no longer fight it: December is a beast. I used to force myself into merriment and force myself into front-facing happiness, but good grief that is exhausting. What I now know to do is a bit of self-preservation. I work on a ...

When ice cream and blenders come together

milk shake

I don't have much of a sweet tooth. My go-to vice in the land of snacks is almost always something salty. Occasionally I'll leap for a Skittle or Twizzler, but it's incredibly rare to ever hear me request chocolate. But when I do... GRATITUDE : December 6 Today I'm thankful for the most ridiculously amazing Oreo milkshake that ...

Eggs over medium

hard day

This has been one of those days where I have not experienced silence. At all. From the moment I woke up the frenetic energy of the day has been vocal and loud. And nonstop. W didn't have school today so I set him up with magnet tiles and paper and crayons and I explained my morning ...

all the numbers

kid led writing

W is about all of the words and all of the numbers. He writes down addition problems for himself on scraps of paper and is constantly counting. Counting. Counting. Earlier this week he was on a play date with two of his friends from school and just before we left the indoor park we prompted the ...