Category Archives: feelings

[To Be Seen]

For two years she has wanted simply to be seen. For much longer than that, really, but especially since the move away from all she’d known. From all her children had known. From  being known. (Because back then and there she had been seen and known through years of friendships that felt like favorite shirts and Sunday after Sunday surrounded by the same church family and living in close proximity to actual by blood family.) So if she ever felt unknown and unseen back then and there, it felt nothing like after the move.… read more

what to tell the kids (and yourself) about Paris and ISIS

Right or wrong, we generally try hard to protect our kids from watching the news. They know there is evil in the world, but I guess we just want to protect them from the details for now. Yesterday during a football game, a news bit came on that left Elijah asking what happened in Paris.… read more

seasons change: what season are you in?

The falling of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, the relentless turning of calendar pages — they have me thinking. About changes and seasons of life. About expectations and disappointments.


It seems that we are always looking to the next thing: tomorrow, the weekend, the next vacation or holiday.… read more

nothing more and nothing less


So there’s this locally written blog about all things family-oriented Nashville and mothering. Recently they opened up applications for contributors and I thought, hey, I love Nashville and I’m a mom and I love to write, so why not? To be honest, there was a tinge of hoping that contributing there could lead to more readers here, but I also thought it could be fun and a good way to hone my writing ability while sharing Nashville.… read more