I Am Not Going Into 7th Grade

I Am Not Going Into 7th Grade

My daughter started middle school three weeks ago and it’s certainly had its ups and downs . . . I knew it would be tricky but I really wasn’t prepared for quite how much it would trigger me. I mean, opening the locker alone was enough to make me...
The Joy and Excruciating Sorrow of De-cluttering

The Joy and Excruciating Sorrow of De-cluttering

We recently returned from a glorious beach vacation in Mexico, and upon our arrival back home, I found myself inexplicably possessed with the desire to Marie Kondo the shit out of the house. I decided I would systematically de-clutter all the rooms in our home, one at...
Why Are We All Drowning?

Why Are We All Drowning?

I stood at my kitchen island, wiping spilled food off my to-do list, staring at my weekly meal plan, and feeling the biggest case of déjà vu ever. Hadn’t I just been standing here, frantically stirring something on the stove and scanning my list to identify the...
What Happened When I Went Gluten Free

What Happened When I Went Gluten Free

Almost three months ago my husband and I decided to go gluten free. Just for a few weeks, at first, to see what would happen. We both have a lot of joint pain and stiffness, and we knew gluten often causes inflammation, so we wanted to see how removing it from our...