A Grandmother’s Wish

Over the weekend, I met up with my extended family for the first time since my grandfather's funeral in March. We celebrated several recent birthdays with BBQ and cake, teased my younger cousins for their grey hairs and bald spots, and recited my grandpa's favorite toast. We listened to stories of recent bouts of COVID,... Continue Reading →

Should We Host a Nonlegal Micro Wedding?

Recently, I have been reminiscing about old friends that I have fallen out of contact with since leaving social media. After a few quick internet searches, I discovered that several happily married mommies had fallen in love, gotten married, had a child, then gone through a divorce, and won sole custody of the toddler, all... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About the Wedding

Last week, the while-haired woman behind us at Costco noticed a bag of macadamia nuts in our cart and gasped, asking where I'd found them. My boyfriend immediately offered to go grab her a bag and I smiled to myself, still proud of my catch six years in. Once I'd checked out, I explained to... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #4

What are you up to this weekend? I'm planning on getting settled in the extended stay suite I'll be calling home for the next three months (or maybe my in-laws' house) and squeezing in some extra rest. I just finished watching Breaking Bad and I'm debating what to watch next. I'm thinking season two of Westworld... Continue Reading →

Continual Becoming

When I met my boyfriend, I instantly knew he was The One. He felt familiar, as if a key character in a past life or a wandering soul I was destined to join. He held my hands and electricity rushed up my arms. He wrapped his arms around me and I felt safe. By the... Continue Reading →

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