How to Chill Out for the Holidays

How to Chill Out for the Holidays + ice sculpture of snowman

Yesterday I was standing at the meat counter in my local grocery store. An older gentleman had approached the counter just a few seconds before me, so when the staff member came over to help us, I waved him ahead of me to go first. We had a brief exchange of "No, you go first"s, … Continue reading How to Chill Out for the Holidays

God Bless America

I wrote this poem August 3, 2012, while my husband José was deployed in Afghanistan (his second deployment). At this time, our daughter Mia was 19 months old and her little sister Lizzie was 6 weeks old. I had a big, supportive group of mother friends in community around me, but no family, and I … Continue reading God Bless America