We may lose and we may win though we will never be here again…

Shortly after Jose’s father passed away, we were dancing in the living room before dinner. Jose, Me, and Lucia, with her favorite song playing loud on the speakers. The Eagles’ Take it Easy is a pretty good song to live by, if that one line that I love with all my heart is any indication. When […]

Run YOUR Race

Hello from an increasingly autumnal Southern hemisphere. In a few days, I’ll be flying up North. North being a place I haven’t been in a year, because, amazingly, I haven’t been on a PLANE in a whole entire YEAR. (There is a lot of capitalization in that sentence.) Since I started flying as a kid, […]

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Smartphone

This weekend, I had the bizarre impulse to text my two year old to tell her something. Although it would be an effective way to communicate important updates (“Emma’s mom is picking you up at preschool!”), I clearly don’t want to rush my daughter’s childhood. I know I’ll find myself too soon sitting across from […]

Who Created Your Mess?

                      My daughter, nearly two, does a thing. There are many things she does, naturally, but there is this one that I want to talk about today. It relates to her genetics, of course, and her personality, and the fuel (read: lily-white pasta) that she […]