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There's Love in This Dance
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

There’s Love in This Dance

On a given weekday, I deploy from bed once my gentle alarm app ignites the flashlight feature on my cell phone, activating something like a bat signal on my ceiling in an otherwise pitch-dark room. The chirping birds that are integrated into the alarm cue their wicked levels of perpetual happiness louder and louder. Because the closest outlet is beside my bookshelf two feet…

February 14, 2018
Momma's Gotta Dream
Mommy↹Society

Momma’s Gotta Dream

About six years ago, I began regularly dreaming about “school.” These dreams were not ordinary. Primarily, the consistency of vividness and the frequency of occurrence were obvious, meaningful, audacious.   Sporting a terribly imaginative brain, I engaged all of my senses in the illusions that played sometimes twice a…

February 7, 2018
Snack Bags and Fruit Snacks: My First Blogging Year
Mommy↹Society

Snack Bags and Fruit Snacks: My First Blogging Year

Starting a parenting blog was one of the most fulfilling stress-relief-creative-outlet combos that I could have signed up for. Beyond the perk of being able to keep my writing pens from collecting dust and shielding my “left brain” from non-usage cobwebs, I get to…

January 30, 2018
Kids Are Like Snow Days
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Kids Are Like Snow Days

In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, keeping children alive can be a pretty strenuous position. My 4-year-old, Jrue, eats so infrequently that I actively wonder if a cloned robot was swapped with our real son without our knowledge. My almost-2-year-old, Jai, is hell-bent on obtaining the world record for…

January 20, 2018
A Case Against Active Inactivity
Daddy↹Society

A Case Against Active Inactivity

When my wife was pregnant with our son, we were approached at a doctor’s appointment by an older woman, innocently, about how long we had until we were due. My wife and I sat in the waiting area, our son incubated (un)comfortably in her tummy-lap. We were down to those once-per-week…

January 15, 2018
And, So, She Writes...Part 1
Mommy↹Society

And, So, She Writes…Part 1

It was all a dream  In March 2016, I ran an idea by my husband. He holds a reliable grounded rationality that I treasure. I wasn’t actively writing fiction or nonfiction at the time, but was experiencing some sad withdrawal symptoms of sorts and craved an outlet to help me adjust healthily to parenthood. Jrue was in…

December 27, 2017
Santa in the House
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Santa in the House

This year, as last year, Santa Claus is a fun theory in our house, someone to mention in passing conversation, a symbol of something that mommy references to restore some better behavior. Jrue, only four, and Jai, still just a baby, do not yet recognize…

December 3, 2017
12 Days of Thanksgiving Break (Part 2)
Mommy↹Society

12 Days of Thanksgiving Break (Part 2)

When it came to the week of Thanksgiving Break, I was worried about all the wrong things. Clearly, my life is a comedy, and I should have recognized havoc steadily making its advancing approach the previous days. I thought that my children were going to express some explicit busy-ness, that they…

November 30, 2017
I'm Thankful for the Bad Things
Mommy↹Society

I’m Thankful for the Bad Things

I have pinpointed this year to be full of both personal and professional challenges. For one, determining a conscious level of work-life balance that is satisfactory continues to charge in the direction of near-impossibility, as I find myself constantly assessing small and large changes that would work…

November 22, 2017
Earth to Future Mom Me
Mommy↹Society

Earth to Future Mom Me

It has been 1600+ days since the birth of my son, Jrue, signaling the official propelled junction of the motherhood journey for me. 4 years, 4 months, and 30 days ago, I spent almost 9 hours actively pursuing the birth of my son. I…

November 6, 2017