I’ve spent the greater part of four years writing about divorce. It was top of mind 100 percent of the time. I felt that if I shared my experiences, others would be comforted by my pain and heartache. I wrote about my kids’ emotions after the divorce. I wrote about our efforts at co-parenting. I … [Read more...]
Book Review: “Find Me” By Laura Van Den Berg
When I was in my twenties, I had a roommate who told me that I was a magnet for weirdness. “Stuff happens to you that doesn’t happen to other people,” he said. I don’t know if that claim is exactly true, but I have experienced my share of unusual situations. For example: I’ve ripped a muscle in my … [Read more...]
Things that motherhood is.
I just pulled a piece of linty grilled cheese out from under the sofa. There is banana stuck to everything. At least Spouse found the queen and Raided those ants dead. We didn't used to live like this. Motherhood has been, for me, an exercise in waiving expectations, of shrugging off the … [Read more...]
With three daughters, they're bound to gravitate towards different interests and hobbies. So far they have a very balanced sense both of girly-girl things and tom-boy pursuits. They both love fancy dress-up clothes and wearing clickety-clackety plastic princess shoes; they both love tromping … [Read more...]
Here come the questions
A couple of months ago, I wrote about our decision to enroll my son in Islamic Sunday School, and how we had searched hard for one that incorporated both our Muslim values and progressive views. It's now been over 2 months that my son has been attending his classes, and I am very pleased with … [Read more...]