HOW TO NOT RAISE AN ASSHOLE

Do you ever get asked the question, “Why did you have kids?” Rather than tell the truth (“too much pinot and too many skipped pills” doesn’t always fly in casual conversation) you might find yourself pausing a moment, waxing philosophical before saying something socially acceptable and horrifyingly arrogant like, “We wanted to make the world… Read more »

THIS IS HEAVEN AND WE ARE GOD

It’s taken me decades, but I am finally making peace with death. Oh, I still wake up at 3am in a panic; stomach churning, throat constricting, horrified by the idea of ceasing to exist. But that notion makes NOW so much more important. Thing is, when I believed in the religious (Mormon) fairytale of an… Read more »

HAVING IT ALL KINDA SUCKS

Only women would sign up for this much crap. Okay first, allow me to check my privilege so you don’t have to: I am a white woman with a college education. I am married. I live in a beautiful little town in the mountains. I have a career I genuinely like. I am one lucky… Read more »

HAVE I LOST MY IDENTITY?

My life changed the day my magnificent daughter came into the world. My heart expanded, my instincts deepened, I felt more in the second she was born than I had ever felt in my entire 30 years. My life had been altered forever. No going back. Yet, I made a subconscious vow throughout my entire… Read more »

THE PERFECT CUP

I’m a bit of a coffee aficionado. A snob, a connoisseur (so I make my non-coffee drinker husband believe), an admirer, a devote, an enthusiast. That sharp smell that wakes me from my dream induced slumber and makes me joyous to be around at 6:30 am after my daughter bounces on the bed. An injection… Read more »