That's Good Enough For Today: Anxiety

Sometimes the anxiety comes and seizes me and I feel so small against it. Something little will trigger it, a worry about the future, a regret of the past, a disappointment in the present – and out of nowhere I’m having to practice Lamaze breathing in the middle of Starbucks. Once it descends, I can’t…
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The key to gratitude is in a morning walk

This week I’ve rediscovered the cleansing power of a morning walk. We’ve been having chilly mornings here, foggy and dewy – the perfect conditions to bundle up the baby in the stroller and head out. If I ever find myself ungrateful for what I have, which is quite often, a morning walk keeps me in…
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Being a mother is giving your heart away forever

When I first told my mom two years ago that Joe and I were thinking of having children soon, she didn’t whip out piles of baby blankets she’d been secretly purchasing for “when the time came” or start talking about little baby feet. Instead, she got serious on me. “I just have to tell you,”…
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