Posts with Label: Me

Cooking Together

Cooking Together

Give me a kitchen full of people and I am a happy girl.  Give me chaos and people bustling around, talking – or more likely in this house – shouting, passing each other ingredients, taking turns chopping and stirring. I love the noise and the mess and the cooperation and the arguments and the busyness […]

Convenience Comes at a Cost

Convenience Comes at a Cost

I am in the shower.  The water is lovely blazing hot and I’ve been freezing all day and I’ve just soaped up my whole body when my cell phone, sitting across the bathroom on the window sill, rings.  I ignore it.  I am taking 10 minutes to get clean and warm, dammit, and I’m not […]

Bless Us

Bless Us

Such a cliche, maybe, but when I’m feeling lost, poems help me find my way.  Often it’s the same ones that I go back to, reliable old friends that remind me what matters.  Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry. Sometimes I find new ones and they immediately […]

Beauty and Shame

Beauty and Shame

I’m thinking a lot lately about beauty standards, shame, body confidence, and how I want to be and how I want to parent.  It reminded me of something that happened on one of our trips last summer. The beaches in Menorca are all topless.  Actually, at every beach we went to, bottoms seemed optional as […]

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