Life's Other Adventures · On Motherhood

About the Children

This morning, as we raced our way through Meijer (hey Midwest) and Costco, I felt the annoyance begin to build within me. Annoyance that I felt obligated to stock up on everything, frustration that the control measures I thought impossible four days ago are now widespread realities. I was 20 minutes into waiting in line…… Continue reading About the Children

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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