The nature of home (thoughts while waiting for a hurricane)

I turned my attention the nature of “home” while waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit. It’s been a year since Hurricane Irene left many of us in the eastern United States with an extended power outage. Sandy also coincided with the anniversary of a rare October snowstorm that left New England powerless for days. It’s understandable … More The nature of home (thoughts while waiting for a hurricane)

Earliest memories

Six-year old Sunboy and I talked about our earliest memories. He surprised me when he said he remembered being born. “What do you remember?” I asked. “I remember the bed was high and I thought I might fall,” he said. “Wait,” he continued, “I remember being in your tummy too.” Sunboy has a great imagination … More Earliest memories

A Carrier of Things

Women are expected to carry things. Need a tissue? The inclination is to ask a woman. There’s a deeply-engrained association of women as caregivers prepared to meet a family’s needs. And really, everyone’s needs. As I watch Flowergirl enthusiastically toss a bag over her shoulder when Sunboy did not, I wonder if there is a … More A Carrier of Things

Walking away from conflict, nurturing the self and inflating your balloon

If you follow me on twitter, you know that I had some challenging days last week.  Upon retrospection, I realized the reason the days were challenging is that I had lost my solid footing. I allowed someone else to set my tone, define my rules and draw me out of my comfort zone. I had … More Walking away from conflict, nurturing the self and inflating your balloon