Category Confessions

If Buddha was a working mother

I often strive to be a better mom and sometimes when I have the patience, I attempt to be a better human. I try to find balance in a life that seems to have very little and I aim to be tolerant when my will has broken into millions of pieces and the only thing keeping […]

My Challenge to Huffington Post: Make Marriage More Important

On the eve of my 3 year wedding anniversary, I wrote an article on my blog detailing my thoughts on marriage thus far. It occurred to me that others might find it useful and that it would be a good fit for the “marriage” section of Huffington Post. Only there isn’t a section for marriage on Huff Post. […]

Marriage: Giving Up

Today marks my 3 year wedding anniversary and I’m feeling a bit conflicted. Marriage just isn’t quite what I thought it would be but then again I’m not sure I knew what to expect. All I know is that I’ve come to understand that it’s hard – really hard sometimes – to make two lives coexist in […]

The Art of Losing Oneself

People say it like it’s a bad thing, to lose oneself. I don’t see it as such. What does it mean anyway, to be lost? Obliviously there are both literal and philosophical interpretations. Physically it’s pretty difficult to misplace yourself – aren’t you always right there? But the answer to this question becomes less clear when we ask it from […]

How Parenthood is Oddly Like Doing Drugs

Want to know what drug use and parenthood have in common? I thought you might. If you were around in the 80s, you may remember the anti-narcotics commercial from the PDFA (Partnership for a Drug Free America) that was famous for coining the term, “This is Your Brain on Drugs”. The popular advertisement showed an […]

What Happened When My 2 Year Old Said the “F” Word

  My kid recently dropped the f-bomb and much to my dismay, there was no mistaking it for “truck” or “duck” or quite possibly, “help me I’m stuck”. The pronunciation was loud and clear and used in just the right context. It was unequivocally the f-word. No need to scold me about what a terrible […]

Missed Connections – Our ‘Almost’ Family Soul Mate

To the adorable couple we met at the water park a few weeks back with whom we forgot to exchange numbers, my husband and I mourn the loss of a friendship with you that we never had.  It isn’t every day that you meet your family’s soul family, which is exactly what you were, and we are deeply afraid that we’ve […]

Love in the Middle of the Night

I have to fight with my eyes to wake. They’re reluctant to open, sealed shut with sleep and tethered to dreams of splendor. I will them open anyway and stumble towards the coughing in the other room. My legs have needles in them and I look like I’ve just spent too much time on a boat, swaying […]

Things Fall Together

Its starts with the incessant ringing of a telephone. Its Superbowl Sunday and the Seahawks are playing the Broncos. A Mediterranean feast envelops the dining room table. Friends are piled on the couch and I can hear the distant sound of cheering coming from the living room. We try to avoid the alarming ring that seems to rip us from […]

I’ve Been a Bad Mommy

That’s it, I’m sending myself to mommy boot camp. Not the kind where a meaty trainer with a whistle and a stop watch yells at me to do squats. I’m referring to a place for mentally weak and overly accommodating parents, suffocating their kids with “love”. Maybe that sounds insane to you. Last week a friend of mine shared a slap in the […]