November 13, 2015
by Tricia

Oven light moments

She chooses a small table by the wall. I drop my bag on a chair and hand her my ipad. Then I open my laptop across from her and sit down. She pops her headphones in and nibbles on her more »

November 6, 2015
by Tricia
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Being vs. Doing

“When you offer a moment, you offer a piece of yourself.” ~Rachel Macy Stafford A mischievous smile creeps across her face as I cross through the kitchen. I can see the purple balloon in hands tucked behind her back. Her more »

October 1, 2015
by Tricia

A life with margin

I’ve been quite ragged for three years. For three years, every day has felt rather unpredictable. As though the hours between breakfast and bedtime might throw anything at me. And by anything, I of course don’t mean physical things like more »

September 14, 2015
by Tricia


“Mommy!” he squeals. His eyes light up. His cheeks get puffy in a way that looks slightly stiff. Muscles engaging that have lied dormant all day long. I lift him to my hip and his arms clasp tightly around my more »

August 12, 2015
by Tricia

No silence these days

“Remember when we used to wonder what he was thinking?” I make this joke all the time, these days. I make it so much it’s not funny anymore. Maybe it never really was and my friends and family have just more »