A Day In The Life Of A Mom (or: Pride Month Isn’t All Rainbows)

Today I spent the day at work where I create educational opportunities and events to encourage people to learn how climate change is relevant to them and what small steps they can take to reduce the damage their lifestyles inflict on the planet. This is the easiest thing I do in my life. Today I … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Mom (or: Pride Month Isn’t All Rainbows)

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The Big Secret

  There are moments in parenting I assumed were inevitable - things I looked forward to as markers of being a mom, not just of my kid’s growth. Stuff like their first steps and first words, saying goodbye as I dropped them off at their first home away from me, and the opportunity to hang … Continue reading The Big Secret

On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock

One night many years ago I was alone reading in my home on a quiet suburban street. In the distance a car engine fired violently and roared down the hill, transmission screaming and gears grinding. I set my book down with a frown just as the sharp squeal of tires turned into the unmistakable sound of the … Continue reading On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock

Longing for Home

It has been a year since I was last in Ireland and nearly that long since I have written here. I haven't been silent for a lack of things to say or even writer's block. In fact, there are several incomplete drafts waiting and many post-worthy issues in American culture begging for my attention. The … Continue reading Longing for Home