I have some feels about the New Year..... It feels like change is suppose to happen, but we adapt to new normals with every season and semester like most New Englanders, and families with growing tiny humans. I'm not seeking change. (Sigh, wow, it took a lot of years to get here.) I live the… Continue reading New Years & Finding Resolution
I'm bad at feeding at myself. My children eat curated meals of Whole Foods, while I scrutinize ingredients... It must be organic. It must be nitrate free, Hormone free, Grown in a certified fairy village, And gluten free... I'm bad at feeding myself. Their food must be joyful, and let's only talk about nutrition.... Never… Continue reading So This is a Thing
It was fine. It was perfectly scripted. I am friends with a real live college math professor, and he knows things, like all about impartial differentiation. And he gave me books, and he helped me triumph my first problem set. He said I was fine, because theoretically I knew what the math was trying to… Continue reading The Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…
My brilliant and dear friend coined the title of these feels. I take zero credit for this epic alliteration. "Anticipatory agitation" is waiting for the big shifts we know are arriving. The waiting is agitating, because we are anticipating the change that isn't actually real yet. Academics, educators, and care givers of school aged children… Continue reading Anticipatory Agitation
There's transition in the air. I feel it in my bones. It's like watching the crest of the wave you are eagerly waiting to ride to shore. Our ride will be long, and hopefully as fun as crashing New England ocean waves. Everyone goes to school this September. There are no more babies at home.… Continue reading Transitions Are Hard
As we struggle to recoup from lost wages, and additional ever mounting medical expenses, and even more expensive groceries, I have had my own privilege on my mind. It's been a nagging (and at times gut sinking) thing to wear. We want to all believe we earned our privilege, but likely we didn't. Our privilege… Continue reading Wearing Privilege, Choosing to Use It, and Everything You Know You Need to be Grateful for.
I'm not great at slowing down, but when I do say 'no', I cherish the results. It's not easy saying no. I am getting better at it, the 'no' part. We all are getting better at saying no. I'm a graduate student-professional-non profit board president-advocate-wife-mama-friend-wifey-sister-auntie. That's a lot of things to be everyday. It's who… Continue reading Mindful Living – I’m Working on It