Tag Archives: mother

Early Morning Compositions

I woke at 5:05 a.m. on the only day of the week I didn’t have to get up early and could not for the life of me fall back to sleep. My brain started to whir and rattle, still clearing the … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bone Tired

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ― Jarod Kintz The heaviness of the Indian Summer air feels like a thick damp velvet curtain, draping me … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Schooling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Home Sweet Home

“Good morning mama!” Ev pokes his face right into mine as he greets me. “I didn’t get fedden, Mama. I’m really oh so hungry.” It’s early, but how can I complain? At least he’s not going downstairs, helping himself to … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Stories, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Everyday Gratitude

We’ve been working on gratitude lately. Gratitude for the simple things. Like only one helping of dessert and just thirty minutes of park time. Or accepting the fact that sometimes the bank lady doesn’t give us a sucker and that’s … Continue reading

Posted in On Faith, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Story Telling

Some days I just sit back and enjoy the ride. If Life With Ev were an amusement park ride I think it would be called Something like “Fireball Tornado Twister Speed Rush”. Seriously, it were possible to harness the energy … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Stories, Parenting, Schooling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hope Rises

Ev has more parents than peers. His sister packed his backpack, read the information packet from the teacher and told me not to forget to pick up two vinyl folders on my way home. “Yes, dear.” I responded with a … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Schooling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

No Haircuts for Hippies

I’ve been told I’m a surprising mix of a girl–that I’m out of the box, that I beat to my own drum, that I am “unique”. And I suppose, it’s all true. At heart, I’m a bit of a free-spirited … Continue reading

Posted in Fears, Funny Stories, Parenting, Schooling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments