Year: 2013

December 17, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

‘M ON THE RUN. I can’t wait for the holidays to be over. It’s all just too much. Too much eating, drinking, shopping, running around, gift-wrapping, doing. Yes, there is genuinely a lot to do. And, like so many of you reading this, I take on more than my share of things to do. So,…

December 10, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

Ever have one of those days where you just feel “off”? I mean, everything is technically fine, everyone is where they belong, but something just doesn’t feel right? I struggled with this recently. Couldn’t figure out what triggered it (which is kind of frustrating), so instead I worked on figuring out how to make peace…

November 26, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

The Most Important Seasoning in Your Spice Rack. Oh My Goodness. They’re upon us again. The Holidays. The hustle-bustle. The overspending, overeating, overeverything. With all this going on, the temptation, of course, is to try to fix everything and everyone, including the menu, my hair, the pillows on the couch, the challenging relative(s). But instead…

October 22, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

It’s official. I’m over it. I’m done with trying to be “perfect”. (Not that I was ever near making it to perfect, anyway). But I am done with apologizing for my imperfections, my humanness. Done with trying to hide the couple pounds I might have gained, done with trying to keep the house as neat…

September 24, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

I’m not a natural organizer when it comes to “stuff”. Like closets. But, seeing a neat closet somehow makes me feel that the world is in order. So, it was with some degree of existential agony that I opened a very organized closet this weekend, only to find it rummage through by (someone who shall…

August 31, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

The whirl of the “machine” is starting up again—the schedules, the lunch bags, the shopping, the squeezing of summer back into her 9-month-straight jacket. The temptation is to lose ourselves in the rush to get it all done. And without our connection to ourselves, then we are at the mercy of the turbulences and storms…

July 2, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

What do the following things have in common: Whitey Bulger and his crew of murderous thugs, new tick-borne diseases, and unexpected tornados in Eastern Massachusetts? Give up? Perhaps its the message to stay on High Alert. Perhaps its the message that the world is a dangerous place. And if you’re not careful, you’re next. The…

June 6, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

  Ok. I don’t even have to tell you. Because you already know. Perhaps you are a charter member, or even have aspirations to be the next president of MOSS (Mothers Opposed to Signing Up for yet even more Stuff). How many times have we signed ourselves up for committees or projects, or some volunteer-again-at-the-school…

May 11, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

Suffice to say, it’s been one heck of a challenging week. Typical garden-variety stuff, but stressful nonetheless. Two of my children have had issues related to school. Our puppy is becoming a rebellious adolescent, eating rugs, shoes, and whatever else his canine canines like to feed on.  My computer is as slow as molasses. And,…

April 21, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

If you’re reading this, it is possible that you’ve had quite a difficult week as well. It is possible that you were cheering on the marathon runners with us or in lock down with the community on Friday. It is possible that you know people who were directly in harm’s way at the finish line…