Hey! You found me! I'm so glad you're here. Today's a big day in my little corner of the Internet. I have a new piece up at Coffee + Crumbs. Do you know them? Maybe that's how you got here, or maybe you've just wandered in on a fortuitous occasion. In any case, the ladies … Continue reading I’m so glad you’re here.
This year love looks like countless hours, countless miles in the van between home and hospital. This year love looks like clear, plastic bins of baby clothespreserved or passed on,no longer needed. This year love looks like tiny scratches covering my breasts,a bloody map of her appetitefor milk and mothering. This year love looks like a bouquet of … Continue reading Five Trash Bags
HELLO to everyone visiting from Coffee + Crumbs today! I'm so psyched to have them share my piece, "Lifting the Lonely," up on the blog, and I'm pleased as punch that you found me. Do you ever do this? Sometimes I make plans for folks to visit (ok, this happened a lot more often pre-Covid, … Continue reading Welcome!
I used to change my name a lot as a kid. I tried on every nickname variable I could think of, signing my stories and sometimes my homework with pseudo-pseudonyms - recognizable, but just a little different. The nameplates in the notebooks of my childhood bear witness to this, with Danielle, Danni, Dani, Dannie, Danie, … Continue reading An Infinite Pond of Names
At 5:30pm on a Tuesday my husband is planting hydrangeas.He is planting twelvehydrangeas that he bought in a week when we did not really have the money, and I asked if they were an emergency or on sale or going out of business.This is the season, he says, for plantinghydrangeas. At 5:30pm on a Tuesday … Continue reading Hydrangeas
Friends. We had a hell of a week. The whole fam got norovirus over the weekend, which resulted in an ER visit for Ella, an insurmountable pile of laundry, and two completely destroyed parents. Seven full days later, our house still looks like a scene out of 28 Days Later London, with little vignettes of … Continue reading Flowers on Friday
We tried for almost a full two years to get pregnant before we found out Audrey was on the way. Since we conceived at a time when science said we shouldn’t have been able to conceive, we were never 100% on her timing. Her estimated due date was January 7, 2019, but she measured ahead … Continue reading A Birth Story for Audrey
It’s never been hard for me to accept Jesus as divine - I’ve always had an affinity for the fantastic, the unexplainable. But Jesus as a person stops me in my tracks. A real human, who walked real human steps on this real physical earth in real human cities we can actually visit today. This … Continue reading For Mary on Good Friday
I am 99% asleep when he leaves for work, grey light just beginning to sneak in through the cracks in the window blinds we’ve been meaning to replace since we bought the house this summer. I wake up half an hour later most days, when he is already on the train into the city, to … Continue reading Us, Together
My sweet baby girl is two weeks old today. Just fourteen short days on this earth and already Audrey Sophia is rocking our world. In some ways, these early days have been easier than they were with Ella. We’ve managed to keep up with the most basic household chores instead of becoming overwhelmed with dirty … Continue reading Two Weeks