One Week Later

Re-entry is tough. No more breakfasts of amazing breads, hard boiled eggs, fresh veggies, tuna salad and incredible yogurt laid out for us each morning. No more daily adventures with unimaginably beautiful scenery. No more guilt-free runs to the local bakery. No more late nights just hanging out together. Don’t get me wrong. Returning home hasn’t been all bad – I am thrilled to be back in the land of 2-ply toilet paper. I am Read More …

Good Night

There is something truly wonderful about coming home to a house in which everyone there is already asleep. There is no squabbling. No flying balls. No instrument being practiced. There is no TV or Wii. No radio or humming. The house is quiet and calm. It isn’t as if these things aren’t true for a few hours almost every day when the kids are at school and my husband is at the office but there Read More …

Worth the Wait

Have you ever really wanted something, wanted it so much and for such a long time that you couldn’t even remember why you had wanted it in the first place? You were just sure it was something necessary. Desires like that can take on a life of their own. The imagination, anticipation and build-up can create such unrealistic expectations that once you get it, if you manage to get it, disappointment is almost inevitable. In Read More …

Make it an Easy Night

I went out for dinner with my husband and our two kids last night. I had asked to go out because I wanted something easy. I didn’t have it in me to make dinner; I didn’t want to have to clear a place for us to eat (see my post about balanced meals!); and I didn’t want to have to think about what each person might eat. After I made my way across town collecting Read More …

An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I am writing to thank you. My husband and I have two children (ages 13 and 8). We are very fortunate. We have always had a roof over our heads and enough to eat. Like most parents, We hope to provide our children with all of the best aspects of our childhoods and more. I am very aware that this is not something we can do on our own. Fortunately, we have Read More …