I’ve written about change before – how I hate it, how it hates me. How I cringe at the thought of trading one routine for another. How the idea of relinquishing irretrievable days makes me feel claustrophobic and anxious, like I need more time, more space – more everything. Right now I’m clinging to summer’s […]



He lands on the petal with near-perfect grace, inherently understanding its fragility. The stem wobbles slightly under his weight and then stills. His patterned body, framed by the brilliant yellow of his new perch, remains steady as he carries out the tedious and noble work of his days. Moments later, having successfully collected his treasure, […]



It’s an unassuming brick ranch sitting on a tiny corner lot. The kitchen’s hardly big enough for a table but there’s a modest vegetable garden in the backyard and homemade flower boxes decorating the drafty windows. I’ve despised the outdated bathroom since the day we moved in but it, like the others, echoes with memories […]

It Begins

Summer Schedule

Barney and Baby Bop can push even the sanest person to their breaking point and that is the hashtag truth. Oh hi, summer. Stay-at-home-moms, I adore you and your endless supply of logic and patience. You’re rockin’ this full-time mom thing like it’s nobody’s business and I’m over here losing my mind because the mac […]

Hello, Iowa

Iowa Corn

Outside my car window impeccable rows of infant sprouts fly by, splashes of emerald decorating soil canvases. Fragile beans peek from beneath muddy quilts as baby cornstalks reach for the cobalt sky, their mouths stretched open in lazy yawns. Good morning, little ones. I’ve missed you. I’ve lived in Iowa all my life but something about […]