I'm too cool for resolutions…or not

For the 2nd year in a row, I have welcomed the New Year by being sick. Not how I intended things to go – either year – but little children and their stomach bugs seem destined to take me down occasionally. Not much to be done about it when #aunting is a routine part ofContinue reading “I'm too cool for resolutions…or not”

Hold on, little girl…

This one might ramble a bit, because it’s been a while and I’m feeling rambly. I have a 5-year-old niece; let’s call her C. She’s an incredible child (how could she not be, coming from such excellent stock?). Smart as can be, curious, a champion reader (again, natch, given her family), long-legged, prone to shrieking,Continue reading “Hold on, little girl…”

In defense of the boring birthday

Here’s the thing about grand life adventures, y’all. If you approach them with the right attitude, they are awesome. They are exhilarating and challenging and bring the world into bright, vivid focus in a way that normal life makes tough to achieve. They are also exhausting. I have hit that point in this grand adventureContinue reading “In defense of the boring birthday”

A little girl and her art

I have this friend. I’ve known her most of my time in Arkansas. I was her friend when her daughter, whom we’ll call May, was born. One of the amazing parts about being in Arkansas as long as I have been is that I’ve been able to watch May grow up into a remarkable littleContinue reading “A little girl and her art”