112. What they miss when they’re gone

We are saddened when our loved ones pass. The grief runs deep. We are saddened that they miss out on the milestones, births, and celebrations. The grief comes in waves. But do our passed loved ones really miss out on those milestones? Personally, I don’t believe...

111. Is it really yours?

It feels like censorship is only decried when something is taken away from us. Like a parent taking a toy from us. But what we don’t always realize is that censorship exists at all stages before that thing is ever even ours. And censorship isn’t...

110. Not so hard on the gas

Go. Go. Go. Cars are prided on how quickly they can go from zero to sixty. It’s all about the gas pedal. But just because it is there does not mean you have to slam on it. Lighten your foot. And remember that you also have a...

109. Maybe not so priceless

Mothering feels hectic and frantic a lot of the time. But some days, there are these moments where what we do is clear and in focus and everything else in the background fades to a low hum. The voices in our heads quiet. We are present with our family. It’s pure...

108. A poorly planned amusement park

Life can feel like a poorly planned and poorly maintained amusement park. The paths may be confusing, twisting, winding. Maps and guides are there but they may be hidden behind overgrown bushes or misplaced off the path. The crowd may feel overwhelming, and you may...