I Have Wrinkles, Hear Me Roar

My eldest-with-an-attitude walked out of the room on Saturday morning, saying, “Mommy, I just saw something on TV that you need.” Yes? My curiosity piqued, while rallying them to get ready for early morning swimming lessons. “It’s for someone who has wrinkles and, Mommy, you have lots of wrinkles.” There was a moment’s reflection–a choice: […]

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers I wrote over on SheLoves Magazine today: Most days as a mother trying to teach my children to be kind and include others, I feel like I’m talking to the walls, the Polly Pockets or the dog. Last week, in the library at Linwood House, I saw a moment […]

Five Minutes to Change my World?

Life may be brimming over with experiences, but somewhere, deep inside, all of us carry a vast and fruitful loneliness wherever we go. And sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inward in prayer for five short minutes. -Etty Hillesum From: […]

Life's Blender Moments. Or: what NOT to do with clean carpets.

Last night I had, in the words of Esther Shu, one of Life’s blender moments. You know, when you get tossed in the blender and someone flips the switch to High. We had lots of errands to run on Day Two of being back in full Mommy Mode. Drop off. Pick up. Take dog to […]

Haiti: Making Sense of Suffering in my So-Called Perfect World

Idelette’s note: I wrote this piece in the week following the earthquake in Haiti. It seems appropriate to post it as part of my reflection on Lent and Suffering. Haiti: Making Sense of Suffering in a So-called Perfect World I made banana bread with my 4-year-old this afternoon, while the two-year-old napped. We stood at […]