Category: the girl behind the screen

I’m Coming Up For Air and Thinking About Cargo Shorts

I slept through the night once this week. And I even took a nap. I have slept so little since 2001 that I have resorted to talking about myself the way people talk about their infants. She went for a three-hour stretch and then was just up and ready to…

A Very Good Me

I had really big plans for today. It’s Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and I thought how could there be anything better than spending it at Monticello? My kids love history like I do and we are just a hop, skip, and jump from his homestead, a Passover vacation favourite visit for…

Mornings With Isabella, Sandy Beaches, and Fear Conquering

This morning began much like every other morning: I checked to see if April the giraffe is still pregnant. Isabella yelling at me about something. My baby, it seems, isn’t so much a morning person unless it’s Saturday — the one day a week I could potentially do some sort…

Tap, Tap, Tap. Is This Thing On?

I know I don’t need to share, once again, that I’m a bit of frazzled mess ( but you know I’m going to do it anyway SORRY). I’m pretty sure you already know this and mutter things under your breath about why I’m not medicated and blah blah blah stop…

{My} Anxiety Is:

The constant need to be busy. Being on the go is a bit like a drug to feed the anxiety beast. If I’m working several jobs, if I’m focused on my new ballet classes or 6th grade math homework or taking multiple photography classes or making lists or reading books or…

Like Joe

Are you guys familiar with Farmer Joe’s Hot Day? I used to work at Scholastic. It was my first job out of school — I started as a summer student, not getting paid to get through the slush pile. It was my favorite. I read potential books all day long…

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