Sweatpants

I wore sweatpants for an entire day and it was honestly liberating. And no I don’t mean I wore sweatpants in my house for the entire day, I mean I wore sweatpants and went out and about and interacted with other humans. Oh and I didn’t shower either. It was entirely an amazing feeling. No…

Dear Charlotte

Dear Charlotte, Today you are 4 years old! That’s 4 trips around the sun that we have shared our lives with you. Things I love about you at 4: when I pick you up and carry you, you often rest your head on my shoulder and rub my back. You say “OH MY GOSH” when…

Eye Blinks

“I think this to myself even though I love my daughter. She and I have shared the same body. There is a part of her mind that is a part of mine. But when she was born she sprang from me like a slippery fish, and has been swimming away ever since. All her life,…

Living Multigenerationally

NanoWrimo day 4 Multigenerationally is possibly a word I made up, although I think it’s meaning is clear. I live in a multigenerational house. My husband I and our two children share a home with my mom and dad, three generations of people all under one roof. It was never our plan to live with…

Resting Bitch Face

NanoWrimo day 3 Before I was born, I was cursed with resting bitch face. I am not sure what bruja my ancestors angered but all the women in my family are burdened with resting bitch face. Maybe it’s a small sacrifice for the ferocity that burns through our veins. Because no woman travels to America…

Dear Charlotte

My dear one, Today you are three years old. Happy anniversary of your life, of your trips around the sun, of our adventures in the great cosmic experience that is mothering and daughter-ing. You are sweet and gentle yet also inspiringly stubborn. You live your moments as they come without concern, and I think that…

Why gossip is bullshit.

When things happen to me I talk. I talk and talk and talk and talk. To anyone that will listen. Not because I want to spread rumors or put other people down, but because talking about stuff is the way my brain processes why things happen. I like talking to all kinds of people from…

Wooden Spoons

I read an article recently that outlined which things should be regularly tossed and replaced in your kitchen. Among the list unsurprisingly were; sponges, dish rags, plastic tupperware. The one that I found astonishingly on the list was wooden spoons. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the rest of you have been tossing and replacing your…

How to live unapologetically?

I have a bad habit of apologizing. Most of the time being able to apologize is a good thing, but in my case I spend 75% of my time just being sorry that I might’ve offended someone. I hoped that by this point in my life I’d have figured out how to live unapologetically, but…