I recently volunteered to talk on a panel of women for the career night at UM’s collegiate Sigma Kappa
chapter. I admit I did so slightly reluctantly, in part because the changes in my life have left me with much less time with my children and every minute is even that much more precious to [...]
I’m living without a partner for the first time in seven years and finding myself, as expected, feeling horribly alone.
Which has made me wonder; what is it that makes us need another adult in our vicinity to feel our life is complete? What is it that makes me feel so lonely even though I have the [...]
As the beginning of the new school year approaches, it has dawned on me as suddenly as a summer thunderstorm that I don’t just need to get my children back into their routine, but that I need to get them back into their lives.
You see, at the beginning of Kindergarten last September, I [...]
This year has been the longest year of my life, and yet I feel like I’ve missed it all through a haze of emotions. I’ve felt like I died a thousand times a day for a thousand days only to wake up on Jan. 2.
You see, I’m getting a divorce.
I spent my [...]
“NO, I WANNA DO IT!”
Two is one of my very favorite ages. Having a two-year-old little girl for the first time is a fantastic and amazing thing. Every day she learns new things and tries new things and teaches me new things. I couldn’t adore her more if I tried.
But sometimes, [...]
It was a beautiful Memorial weekend (it could have been any weekend, but it happened to be
Memorial weekend), and we were staying in the adorable cabin we had booked well in advance just 50 feet from the sandy shore of Lake Huron.
There was hardly a cloud in the bright blue sky, and the [...]
A UM field hockey game. A hike. A trip to the dog park. The neighborhood Easter Egg hunt. Earth day “Day of Service” for the elementary school. Two soccer games. Three soccer practices. One bike trip. Two Tigers’ games.
Delayed. Postponed. Canceled. Rescheduled due to rain.
This has been a very frustrating spring [...]
Last year, I decided I didn’t have nearly enough to do in my life and wanted to add something new…collecting sap to make maple syrup.*
So, I bought a “maple syruping at home” kit and read a couple things, Googled a few things, and jumped in.
Despite the overt cynicism of those who know me [...]
This month’s article theme is responsibility. As I sit here three days after my article was due, with an
annoying voice (my own) nagging me to call the tile guy and finally get that quote, the contractor and complain about the excessive time the house repairs are taking, and the bank to get me back [...]
I had a post all planned out for this month’s “cooperation” theme. I had planned to talk about a bunch of
different crafts and projects anyone could do with their kids after the winter had begun to drag on. When putting on snow pants and jackets had begun to seem like too much of a chore, and [...]
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