I wanted to let you to know that I’m going away for a little while, at least digitally.
In addition to logistics like sleeping arrangements, meltdown management, and nap juggling, there are the uncertainties of adding another person into the family dynamic.
As one parent explained it, you’re not just adding one child, you’re adding three relationships (mom-kid, dad-kid, and kid-kid). Mind you, that’s in addition to shaking up the three relationships you’ve already established…
But even with all that uncertainty hanging in the ether, my heart sings with the promise of two magical little words:
So, how many of you gamers out there got the reference?
Despite these glorious glimpses of sun, we’re not through Seattle’s rainy season yet, and as long as grey clouds loom, you’ll find this dish in our fridge or freezer.
It’s a staple: easy, filling, and damn good, too, if I do say so myself. Give it a try.
* No humans, tauren, undead, or elves were harmed in the making of this chili.
Another Ryan Hylland Creation
It’s easy to let your left brain win out in those stacked matches.
But Effie Waller Smith splashed cold water on my face with the following poetic revelation.
May it inspire you to make a choice today—tiny or grand—on the side of the someday, the ideal, the dream:
Well, in Seattle it’s more like, “Stop and see the tulips.”
Because Seattle is crazy about spring. We are outdoors people, and being cooped up inside for four months is quite enough, thank you very much.
That’s why in April, we blissfully exit our rain caves to pilgrimage north to the sunshine technicolor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
As more people are having kids later in life, many find themselves navigating the unchartered waters of parenting without the guidance of their own parents to help light the way.
But the other day, as I was booking a theatre class for my toddler, I realized: I am parenting under the influence…