• Caught with my pants, well, off.

    January 11, 2012

    In the mornings when we have nowhere to go, I’ll sometimes let myself stay in pajamas till noon. When Bella goes down for a nap. This tends to work out well most days. My pajamas are not – they’re not usually thick. They consist of yoga pants and a flimsy t shirt. Sometimes no pants. Hey…

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  • Our children don’t need perfection.

    January 2, 2012

    There is this huge movement lately for better parenting. Attachment, natural, gentle, connected – call it what you will. It all offers real benefits to parents and caregivers. The concepts of non violence and treating your child like a human being are spot on. I love the ideas behind gentle parenting. A big advocate for treating…

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  • The Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack

    December 13, 2011

    In the past few weeks, I’ve really been working on stopping thoughts that spin out of control into full blown, “OMG RUN FOR COVER WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE” episodes. It’s hard to catch them because often I don’t even realize I’m thinking/playing the scenes in my head until I’m distracted. But yesterday, I had…

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  • It’s stress. Not sadness.

    November 29, 2011

    I’m not depressed. I know that depression and anxiety usually are like twins, but I don’t feel that way. I feel anxious. A lot. I don’t feel sad. Or alone. Or depressed.

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