TRAVELING TO ITALY WITH KIDS

I distinctly remember my first trip overseas. It was to Italy and it was at a time where I was stumbling through that haze of early adolescence. I was somewhere between embracing my almost too soon sexuality, which I was starting to learn was becoming a power I could manipulate, and shedding my childhood skin…. 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 »

THIS IS MOTHERING

“Enjoy every minute,” I heard over and over again when my son was a newborn. “It goes by so fast,” older women in the grocery store checkout lines confided. But it didn’t feel like it was going by quickly at all. It felt like I’d been ripped out of my old life and plunked down… Read more »