Rise and Shine

So, I used to be an insomniac and I now have two small children who both seem to hate sleep (I'm sure I did something horrible in a past life to deserve that). I'm used to getting no sleep - in fact, I have always sort of prided myself on being able to function pretty [...]

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The problem with Hope (or why I’m going to start writing more, but not promise to start writing more)

I've just reread most of my posts (okay, maybe the last ten tops - I only have a little time and I can only take so much) and literally all of them are me promising to change something: to blog more, to exercise more, to play with my kids more, to recommit to being mindful, [...]

Monday Musings on Writing and on Being

I have been writing since I was a child; I can't remember a time I didn't have a notebook next to my bed. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to record my dreams. I wrote plays and forced my friends to perform them (I was a very demanding director, I hear...). When [...]

New Year, New Me?

So, it's been awhile. What's new, you ask? Well, we moved to the US. Finally! I've now been through all the stages that a move like that brings with it, starting with absolute joy, spiraling through rage and depression (mostly surrounding health care frustrations and costs) and ending up with a bit of reality: confused, [...]

Progress, of a Sort…

I have not followed through with the Abundant Mama Rise & Shine Challenge, regarding which I think I already acknowledged that it would take me much longer than ten days. Perhaps if I were the sort of person who didn't need some (very nice, I'm sure) lady online telling me how to be a better [...]