Kittens and Butterflies

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

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…

Four Years

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

Chaos Management

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

The Proverbial Cage

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

This I Know

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

Four Out of Five

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

First Post of the Year

Happy New Year! We’re almost a full month into 2020 and I am still trying to find my bearings. I…