Saying “I Love You” through clenched teeth – My Messy Beautiful

Four Generations

It is a beautiful cycle: that of being first a daughter, then a mother, and then a grandmother.  A cycle steeped in love, understanding, tears, comfort, joy, pain, fear, pride, beauty, and bound by even more love.  Ideally. When that cycle is broken, we become broken daughters who become broken mothers. Right now I’m right […]

Dear Snow: Enough is enough.

No Potholes

Warning: Monday Rant.  Not very well written but I have to get this out or I’ll explode. Yesterday’s snow/rain/sleet/ice storm was the last straw for me.  I’m over it . I’m sick of snow. I’m not just some girl “from away” that can’t handle this winter.  Some Southerner that can’t deal.  This winter is ridiculous. This […]

The biggest lie we tell our children (without saying a word)

Things I learned in 2nd Grade

It has been awhile since I read the book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum.  It was in my pre-parenthood days.  It was so insightful, so refreshing, so inspiring when I read it. Then I had children, and now I have an entirely different perspective as I’m living […]

The heart of the snowstorm, no matter where you are from.

My last post was a little snarky jab at how Northerners and Southerners approach snow differently.  It was meant to be silly in a way – for both sides of the coin.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that post, check it out here…and then come back to something with a different tone […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]