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My arm has long since fallen asleep and I’m amazed again by how heavy a nearly three-year-old can feel. I lie pressed up against her in the bed and watch her chest rise and fall. She smells wonderful. I like to press my lips against her tiny palm, her chest and feel the space where […]

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Sometimes I think we over glamorize writing. We make it something that must reek of Hemingway, Lewis, or Lamott before we’re brave enough to share it. Why? Who says? You see I think the quiet secret is that you can be a writer and no one needs to recognize your name to make that any […]

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There’s an uncomfortable part of my arms I do not like. Between shoulder and elbow there’s a sort of soft, squishy no-man’s land that testifies to my love for sugar and the three kids who make finding time for lifting weights more complicated than say, a stolen nap. I believe some people call it their […]

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A few weeks ago I sat in a circle of amazing women – college juniors and seniors – and tried to answer some of their big questions. Their hard nitty gritty questions. They asked about marriage and balance and how not to lose one’s self. We sat in the student lounge where my husband teaches […]

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On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write. For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication. For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you […]

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