Just Make a Sandwich

January 2, 2019 0

“My kids don’t eat a lot of vegetables because I’m not much of a veggie person,” a mom I know told me the other day. I felt shocked, the way I do when I see a long line of cars waiting in a fast food drive-thru. I take for granted that since I grew out…

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Values

May 28, 2018 0

I’ve been thinking about worldviews lately and one of these days I may start asking the people I know what they’re crystalized thought about life and reality is. I know a lot of people that aren’t religious and like me have something other than an organized group thought that helps inform their beliefs. So especially…

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Skinny Jeans

May 28, 2018 0

The latest trends in fashion, culture, technology and just about anything else you can think of are not my forte. In fact, if I even find out about them I tend to turn my nose up at it, priding myself on my second-hand clothes and my outdated phone. Did they start playing music after 2000?…

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Realistic Expectations

May 28, 2018 0

Before my first bundle of baby boy joy arrived on the scene I was a Yoga teacher, a world traveler, a devout vegetarian, and a woman full of idealism. My children will never play with any crappy, plastic Chinese toys. They’ll love fine culinary creations and prefer listening to music over mindless, inextricably fascinating youtube…

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The Nostalgia of Things

May 28, 2018 0

I have a crock pot given to me by a very dear friend, one of my favorite people and families in fact. It has a hand made label for the heat control and a rubber seal that is only half attached to the glass the lid. When I lift it up it just sort of…

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Movement

May 28, 2018 0

I never really thought of my life through the lens of locomotion before. As a kid I was pretty unmotivated and while I did the usual kid stuff- climbing trees, playing basketball in the culdesac, running through the woods playing hide-and-seek- I also spent a lot of time like so many Gen-Xers-  watching t.v., playing…

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Losing Yourself in Parenthood

May 28, 2018 0

My baby stopped breastfeeding this week and five, glorious days ensued. Finally, putting him down for a nap today I felt the fleetingness of these days of rocking a boy to sleep on my shoulder. I’m happy to be getting my body back to my self but there is also the loss of physical closeness…

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Little Hands

May 28, 2018 0

It’s a rare occasion that I’m alone in the house. My husband and oldest son fell asleep in the guest room, while I put the youngest down in his crib. I have a quiet, stuffy from the summer heat house all to my self. After doing the necessary clean up of outdoor movie night equipment…

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