Is the ‘working mom’ ideal dead? (A mini-rant)

I have four sisters and one sister-in-law. We are all mothers and we all work (this statement is redundant, because of course all mothers work, but stay with me because I’m going somewhere with this…)

Too Late?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me smile because, as I’ve hinted at recently, I deal with this fear a lot. I’m staring down my email inbox on a Monday morning, organizing my class workload for the week, and wondering if it’s too early to make myself a second espresso (it’s 9:30am, I think not.)Continue reading “Too Late?”

SHARED: How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert — via swissmiss

1) Tell your story TO someone. Pick one person you love or admire or want to connect with, and write the whole thing directly to them —like you’re writing a letter. 327 more words I caught this on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram account last week and loved it so much that I stashed it in my “Saved”Continue reading “SHARED: How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert — via swissmiss”

three things: podcast episodes on being a woman

Yesterday, I found myself on my Mom’s patio, chatting with three of my sisters (missing one! xo) while all of our children played in the back yard. One of my sisters held her wee little newborn, another held her chunky seven month old, and the third held her 38 week belly. Standing in the afternoonContinue reading “three things: podcast episodes on being a woman”

SHARED: “Real Talk: Solo Parenting Survival Tips” — Design For Mankind

“…when it comes time for me to scan my own boarding pass weeks later, I find I’m a split blend of overjoyed and heavyhearted, all in the span of a single sec.” via Real Talk: Solo Parenting Survival Tips — Design For Mankind

Jesus: The One and Only

The time of year is fast approaching (and is already here) when I feel like I’m floating…direction-less…just kind of going through the motions of what I need to do but without much passion. The creative things that I was buzzing about even 2 months ago have evaporated and I can’t even remember what they were.Continue reading “Jesus: The One and Only”

A Holy Distillation

The challenge of writing is actually doing the work of it. Let me share a bit of unedited brain dump, lifted directly from my journal recently– “Can we talk about how distracted I become when I sit down to (intentionally, purposefully) write? I am suddenly inspired to reorganize my closet (and go online shopping forContinue reading “A Holy Distillation”

Compassion: Make the first move

Sometimes we think of compassion as passive, as if it’s only an emotional feeling or intention. If you are anything like me, the word compassion might not be one that you initially relate to, as it is typically used to describe someone openly empathetic or emotionally sensitive and expressive. My heart does not live onContinue reading “Compassion: Make the first move”