Wide Open Love

Hey there my child– There is nothing you can do or not do that will make me love you less. I will not steer your choices or your interests by showing more approval for you when you make a certain choice over another. You do not need to sculpt who you are into a version…

Chasing the Perfect Birthday

My sweet girl will be seven soon. I felt myself get choked up over that fact while eating a bowl of oatmeal this morning. But the reason my throat got caught with tears in the middle of breakfast wasn’t about her getting older.  It wasn’t because I felt overwhelmed with the passage of time or…

A path to Domestic Bliss

I have something to tell you: I am not a domestic perfectionist. If you know me, if you’ve dropped my house unexpectedly, you know.  There are books and toys and DVDs strewn about, as well as dress-up clothes and yoga mats, the remnants of the fort we built yesterday and some paint splattered on the…