Monthly Archives: March 2011

a reading life: The Time Quartet 2

My 5th grade class did not study A Wrinkle in Time, but I had already read it by the time the other 5th grade class did. My copy came from my aunt, so if I had to guess, I would say that it was in that stack of Newbery books I got for my 10th […]

making it. 7

Since January 1st, I have been caught between two of my own firmly-held beliefs: that it will be better for Atticus for me to stay home and, conversely, that I will be a better mother if I go back to work. All the research makes it sound as if his best chances for success rest […]

a reading life. 11

Last year during the Easter season, I wrote my Credo statement about the power of stories to connect us and teach us the truths of the world. I have been thinking lately about my passions, and I think I chose wisely when I said that “story as truth” is one of my foundational beliefs. I […]

thin. 8

Stack by Kate Andrews. Happy Shrove Tuesday! I have only been to church once since Christmas Eve. There was snow and then Atticus and I am finally just at the point where I recognize the days of the week again. This past Sunday I stayed on the couch in my pajamas. It was raining. Atticus […]

unfolding. 15

Oh, You. Who are You? What do You want of me? What will I be doing on this day next year? Don’t tell me. (You wouldn’t anyway, would You?) Do You know, Yourself, or is it left partly to me? Are You withholding my life from me, or unfolding it with me? Are You an […]

Good things in February. 9

Today Atticus is two months old! February was, on the whole, much easier than January. When people say that things get easier around week six, they are not kidding. I have slowly been feeling better, too. If you wrote good things for this month, please share them in the comments! If you have taken the […]