I’m honored to join the cast of Expressing Motherhood in Portland this October

SQUEEEEEE! I’ve been invited to perform a story about raising Ethan at Expressing Motherhood, the national stage show making its Portland debut in October. It will be at The Alberta Rose TheatreĀ on Oct. 17, just one day before the boy turns eight (and I turn 1,000…). I couldn’t be more honored! Or more barfy/nervous, frankly, […]

It was painful to realize my son was coming by this terrible, awful, no-good state of mind honestly

E was in six shirts before 11 a.m. this morning. This is not entirely unusual, especially over the course of a day, but today there was an anxiety associated with the fashion show, a sensory overload I have witnessed before. First he tried to wear the shirt he was wearing yesterday. That got the mom-veto. […]

A meditation for when you are little and itchy and restless and not tired and a bit sad and lonely

I read a study once that found siblings, in terms of personality, aren’t demonstrably more similar than two people you might pull off the street. Researchers speculated on a variety of causes, but whatever the reason, in our house, this could not be more true. Julia is a night owl. Even when she was a […]

Tell me, what is the wrong time for doing dishes?

Kid fingers

This practice has changed my life in countless ways, but some things seem to stay infuriatingly, excruciatingly the same. For instance, nearly every month I wag my aging finger and say, We’ll really be somewhere, meditation practice, when you fix my PMS. In the midst of familiar decades-old behaviors — snippiness, binge snacking, happycrying during […]