Seeing the Forest Through the Trees?

I had such big plans for this year.  The kids entering full day school was going to be my window of opportunity to really push and start up the new career that had started here.  I was going to take on more teaching and talking engagements, design and launch a new site, develop a huge […]

Alone in a Crowd

This past weekend my family and I joined friends for the annual tree cutting.  Every year the same group of families go to the same farm and ride the hay ride out into the fields to pick our Christmas trees, cut them down and head to one of our homes for hot chocolate and lunch. […]

Allowed out in Public

Parenting Article November 2012 edition an article written for another publication Me and the cousin in Time’s Square’s bleechers My twins turned five in October.  It has been a long five years that has also flown by.  I still remember, like a dream-like-state, that first year.  The endless nights full of sleep deprived hallucinations, and […]

The Perception of Joy

I have been thinking a lot about this NY Times article ‘The ‘Busy’ Trap’ lately and it’s observation that “Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the […]

The Business of Blogging

I am going into business…..for myself.  The business of blogging.  It seems so strange after all the school’n I have had, the subjects I have studied, that this is what sticks. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting a whole lot lately.  This will change soon.  I am currently working behind the scenes-  […]

Table for 5

Life seems to have started going at a mach speed lately. It’s funny the way memory and brains work. The twins will be 4 1/2 soon and I can’t figure out how they got so old, but I also can’t remember life without them.  It feels like it is almost everyday that Big Daddy and […]

Infertility and Makin Babies……

I have had a few people ask about this and I have finally felt like I have enough perspective on the subject to see it and am finally ready to tell our story of infertility and IVF When my husband and I were ‘cycling’ with IVF a few years ago we kept very quite about […]

What’s Mine, What’s Yours and the Marriage of the Two

I was raised by a single mom.  I have a dad but he wasn’t around a lot.  They split up when I was two.  I have little to no memory of them as a couple.  I have memories of the house that we lived in when they were together but my dad lived there for […]

Anniversary

My husband and I aren’t ‘big dealers’.  We don’t make a big deal about stuff.  We rarely celebrate our own birthdays with much flair (I make a bigger deal about his generally) and we almost never do much about our wedding anniversary (he was away camping on our first wedding anniversary while I was home […]

Things I never thought I would say but marriage and having kids has brought out the best in me

“Please don’t fart when I’m eating”“NO no no no no no…..not on the carpet .ooooooooooookay and nevermind”“Get your hands out of your bum”“Wash your hands after touching that”“The toilet is not a toy”“Get your feet out of your brothers mouth”“Nope you only wipe your own bum”“no poo isn’t a toy”“that’s not for eating”“Leave the dogs […]