the melody of reformation.

although I took a break from creating posts around the holiday…I did it! I really did it! 100 moments of joy logged between Sept 1st and today. again, I cannot believe this challenge was a success. with a very busy life, and few moments to myself, it can be so difficult to stop & reflect on what I…

the laws of harvest.

do you remember the first time you failed at something? how about the first time you had to live with the consequences of that failure? when I was kindergarten, I made a parachute out of craft paper & yarn to assist in the free-fall of my twin sister from our playhouse. thought out, to the…

part time parent. full time mom.

what do I mean when I say, a part time parent but a full time mom. my littles are with me sunday evening through friday at 6:30 pm- unless there is no school on Friday. in which case,  they are home sunday evening through friday at 9:00am, per our agreement. it’s not ideal and would never be…

32 flavors of grace.

word of the year: grace (noun). elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: favor or goodwill. mercy; clemency; pardon: moral strength: my year started in a flood of beginnings. not just your typical new year’s resolutions but a divorce, a new job, and a new(ish) relationship…

mama, do my thighs touch?

the first time I questioned the validity of my body, of the space it took up, I was in middle school. a boy told my best friend that she had nice legs. he said not a word to me. I sat back down at my desk watching the way my pale skin spread and covered…

the year of BIG things.

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”     -Kendrick Lamar for the past decade, my name has been the most trivial aspect of my self. trading it instead for mom. or calling sordid acquaintances by it. scribbling it on various paper works. never has it felt my own or done…