Our son is about as wild and full of energy as they come. From dawn till past dusk, he runs, jumps, climbs, wiggles, and bounces. He is also a little smartie pants. He recites monologues from books, is in character constantly (either as Peter Rabbit or Paddington Bear), and loves to make up songs. Jonathan…… Continue reading What Parenting Looks Like These Days
2016 was a really strange year, and I’d be lying if I said I loved it. After two years of living a fairly typical American life – Jonathan worked 60 hours a week while I stayed home with Edmond – in June we embarked on something radically different: we’re both home most of the time. It…… Continue reading Mondays
Practice a little yoga everyday. Run a little everyday. Read a book a week. Write every day. Blog frequently. Be more forgiving of myself and others. Practice gratitude. So some of these are more like my ethos than any new resolution, but I’m excited for 2017 and life on our little 3/4 acre homestead.
So as I’ve tried to channel my post-election emotions (rage/sadness/fear/disappointment) into more productive/actionable steps, in the last two days Jonathan and I have attended both the Young Democrats meeting and Showing Up For Racial Justice Nashville. Both events were very helpful to attend, even if it had only be to confirm: I am not alone.…… Continue reading Ramblings on Capitalism, Scarcity, Wealth, etc.
There are no words for how deeply saddened Jonathan and I are by the election. We are in grief, in mourning. It will take time to heal. But we are more resolved than ever to fight for what is right, what is good, what is true. I am clinging to the words of Wendell Berry…… Continue reading practice resurrection.
If phase 1 was: getting married, being expats, buying a house, having a baby, and building a tiny house, this feels like phase 2. After months ‘off,’ we are planning, scheming, dreaming. And this is what we’ve begun. It is still a bit amorphous, but we’ve been growing stronger in our convictions daily, and more…… Continue reading Phase 2.
Life has been so busy, busy, busy that I haven’t stopped to blog. Our summer was great. We took an epic road trip from Nashville to Detroit to Niagara Falls to Ottawa to Quebec City to Acadia National Park in Maine, and then down the coast homeward. It was such an experience traveling with Edmond…… Continue reading A Long-Overdue General Update
We’ve had a busy couple of weeks. There was Easter at Percy Warner with family, where a maniacal Jonathan and Edmond chased a maniacal Uncle Joe Joe around. Then, Edmond and I went to the beach along with my mom, Aunt Baba, and extended family! It was such a treat getting to spend such good…… Continue reading spring sprang sprung again
I haven’t written in a while! I did write this for Murder Ballad Monday and Singout.org. For some reason, I found it way harder to write than I anticipated and I wrote around twice as many words as needed in various drafts that were scrapped. First writing was really enjoyable, then it was really stressful, then it…… Continue reading spring sprang sprung
This photo of Edmond and me is the last taken of us nursing, though he didn’t fully wean for another week or so after it was taken. And I am a little heartbroken, truth be told. I was ready. He was (mostly) ready. And the actual process was relatively easy, from a parenting standpoint. But…… Continue reading nursing Edmond.