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My Modern Village

I am compulsively independent. Think toddler demanding to do everything “all by myself” even when that thing requires at least two adults and a power tool. Compulsively independent. There are a million ways that motherhood has challenged me, but perhaps most challenging of all, has been the struggle to reconcile that compulsive independence with the…… Continue reading My Modern Village


Life's Other Adventures · On Motherhood

Jealousy, Inadequacy, and Fixing our Broken Village

I was five years old the first time I remember feeling jealous. There were six kids in my kindergarten class; three girls, three boys. Each morning we started the day with a game of house in the little play kitchen in our small classroom, my favorite since before I can remember. Every day, each student…… Continue reading Jealousy, Inadequacy, and Fixing our Broken Village