Collected Writings

Be Good-at-the-Half-Sock

Have you ever tried going to bed with cold toes? Who can fall asleep that way? But have you ever awoken in the middle of the night, just a little overheated? Oh, if you could only get those socks off… but it’s just so much work. Or is it? Not when you’re wearing what I … Read More »

Be Bad-at-Cleaning

This fall we were so happy to host Ned and Charlotte as guests. Being overwhelmed with even the simplest tasks, we were unable to do the half-acceptable bathroom clean that we would usually do before a visit. We were, however, able to procure them clean sheets, which felt like a small win. I apologized to … Read More »

The Lonely Introvert

I ran to the front door – as fast as you can run while trying not to wake the baby – and peeped through the hole (that’s what you do with a peephole right?). No one was there. But I swear I had heard a knock! You might be wondering: Why would an introvert go … Read More »

Be Good-at-Thanks

I don’t often go the corny route (I like to tell myself), but given the day, there are a few things I want say I’m grateful for.  These past few months have been both wonderful and trying. Turns out all those parents who said having a baby was hard weren’t exaggerating! Especially given Little L’s … Read More »

Be Good-at-Time

Those of you who know me – and especially those who have worked with me – know that I don’t like my time being wasted. Motherhood has exacerbated this. Except now I’m not trying to hurry up and get my errands done so that I can spend my evening luxuriating on the couch in the … Read More »

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