Tag: mother's day

Finding myself: a mom's story

I’m uncomfortable. Once again I’m teetering on the edge of that comfort zone. I know it’s inevitable, I’ve been here before, but it doesn’t make it any more welcome this fourth time around. Like I said, I’ve been here before. While there’s hundreds of parenting books, there’s really no manual out there for moms. Sure,... Read more »

Out of my comfort zone: a mom's story

It likely begins of the day we return home from the hospital. The day we sit down on our couch with a newborn and wonder “what do I do now?” It’s up to me to keep this baby safe and teach it strength, independence, and compassion. How the hell do I do that? I’ll admit... Read more »

Day 102: Natt's Orchids

I love orchids. I don’t know much about them and I’m not great at keeping them alive, but they’re one of my two favorite flowers (dahlias are the other, in case you’re wondering!). They’re a survivor flower: they’re a gorgeous surprise thriving in often harsh conditions, like April in Chicago! If you love orchids, but... Read more »