How Are You?

Mask

“So I decided … to walk around telling people the truth. No mask, no hiding, no pretending. That was going to be my thing. I was going to make people feel better about their insides by showing them mine. I’d found my thing: openness. I decided, based on firsthand experience, that is was more fun […]

Weekend Rewind

Mental Health Day

Friday night Geoff had a soccer game in Centerville so we dubbed it a Girls’ Night, complete with manicures and princess movies. Savannah tried to capitalize on the liberal bedtime by suggesting we read “all the books until the sun comes up.” What can I say? The girl knows my weaknesses. We had beautiful weather […]

I See You

I See You

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now but I’ve never been able to find the words. Like smoke drifting towards an empty sky, they elude me. Come back, words, come back. But they won’t – not ever – because words like this aren’t meant to be captured or contained. It’s maddening, the […]

One Part of Many

Mountain

It was a cold, gray Midwestern February. I couldn’t decide if the frozen trees and ashen sky were expressing their indifference towards my mood or mocking it. Savannah was turning one in May and it had been a long year. I had not adjusted well to becoming a mother. Four months after she was born […]