Moving an Inch

It’s almost July. More than half of 2020 is over, and life since March has felt like a blur, partly … More

Kittens and Butterflies

  “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with … More

A Mother’s Love

Oh, hello Mother’s Day. What do days like this even mean? I cringe over Valentine’s Day (always have), and Mother’s … More

Four Years

Yesterday I ran while the kids rode their bikes. It was a perfect warm morning, minus quarantine. Not many people … More

Chaos Management

Yesterday, exactly five weeks into this COVID-19 quarantine, I had a meltdown after dinner that ended with me abruptly turning … More

The Proverbial Cage

Oh, big deep breaths. I’ve started feeling like a caged animal this past week. It started when Monday morning rolled … More

This I Know

My teta (“grandma” in Arabic) used to wash paper plates and Ziploc bags so she could reuse them. I would … More

Four Out of Five

The day before I turned 38, I had a fever, aches and pains, and a softball game to take my … More