I ran into you the other day at the grocery store. We both had buggies full of food and kids, lists of items needed crossed off on crumpled paper lists, and the usual distraction of being in public and having to behave as such. We both excitedly scooted over to the side of… Read More Why Don’t We Hang Out Anymore?
One of my favorite things to do lately is to re-watch movies from my younger years– middle school to senior year of college– and pay attention in particular to human interaction: how people communicated without the use of mobile devices, laptops, or the internet. It always ends with a heaviness in my heart: that used… Read More Eye Contact is an Implied Vulnerability
What you may or may not know about our family is that we used to homeschool, and by homeschool, I mean myself and my daughter working through subjects and predicates at the sticky kitchen table while one little boy would climb up on the counter, in nothing but a pair of Minions underwear, to… Read More How We Survived Our First Year in Public School
I have a personal rule when it comes to my husband: everything I buy is “on sale” and everything I cook is “low-fat”. Or at least, that is the perception. A few months ago, he came home to two very large, lush ferns hanging on our front porch. I had been asked to participate… Read More How to Care for Ferns