when I realized I needed to go back to school

back to school at my age

I have a great track record of leaving town and having epiphanies. Ergo, I should leave town more often! I was gone for a pretty long time (the longest time W and I have ever been away from each other) working at the Mom 2.0 conference in Arizona. The last time I was in Arizona I ...

Silencing Body Hate (and being fine) – Podcast #8

body issues

I have been large, plus sized, Amazon (I have a lot of words to describe my size) for most of my adult life. This is how I am packaged. I have been on a spectrum of too large, to kind of large, and now I hover at the solidly large place. This is not about my ...

The Story of Kitty Waters – Podcast #7

Creating Motherhood - Kitty Waters

Thank you to anyone who has listened to my podcasts. I absolutely did not mean to take a break from doing them, but in my last episode I teased that I would have an update on the status of a cat for W and it felt like I couldn't press on until there was ...

He turned six

backyard tulip tree

W turned six years old. The kid needs TWO HANDS to tell you how old he is now. He has now been on the planet for longer than the amount of time I tried to make him. I know, weird math, but it was one of the first things I thought about on the morning ...

The Zen of Descaling a Coffeepot: podcast #6

almost 6

Episode 6: In this episode of a Creating Motherhood podcast: • My replacement microphone arrived! • I get creative with audio editing (maybe a bit TOO creative in some places...) • Cleaning a coffeepot is discussed • An interview with W [note: parts of the audio of this interview fade in and out in order to protect our ears] • Family swim ...

Defining myself: I am a writer

I am a writer

It’s been nearly a month since I lost my job. Job searching has been a process. It’s made me realize I don’t know who I am. It’s also made me realize there are a lot of things I LOVE to do. Twice in my life I feel like I was defined by my job - when I ...