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Don’t Feel Bad; I Love Staying Home

I am a stay-at-home mom, and I’m not ashamed to say that I love it. I don’t miss working. I don’t miss answering to a boss. I don’t miss the drama of taxes. When we had our son my first thought was, “Well, I’ll just take a few months off after the baby is born,” […]

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That Time Aunt Lindsay Dated a Homeless Guy: A Cautionary Tale for My Daughter

Dear Daughter, I swear I blinked, and you’re already one year old. I watched you looking out the window into our backyard: in your pigtails and pink shoes. I’m afraid that if I blink again, you’ll be driving and dating and I won’t be worried about whether you ate enough vegetables today, but instead about […]

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My Phrase for 2016: “Make It Count”

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard The baby had gone down with relative ease; I’d just finished an episode of the deliciously entertaining first season of Unreal; and I was ready to collapse in bed with a book and a mug of tea. As I rose from […]

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