There are certain recurring dates that I encounter at different corners of my life through same-day birthdays, anniversaries and less joyful events. I always thought that these dates carrie… Read More
Image credit: Unsplash; Averie Woodard “You know what an accent is, don’t you? It’s a sign of bravery” a friend chimed in on a Facebook discussion recently. After I i… Read More
Hey, you. Young Katia in a pretty typical state Remember being twelve years-old and having wise thoughts? Somehow traveling outside of your country for the first time, visiting your mother&r&hell…Read More
Today I was mentioning the name Zayn to my seven year-old. My eyes just about popped out when my husband casually chimed in: Oh, yes. There’s a very famous singer by that name. … Read More
Stuff I can relate to as a parent: anyone in a corset or practicing other forms of holding their breath. The struggle is… *faints* Stuff I cannot relate to as a parent: anything that… Read More
One of the most important skills that I’m still learning as a mom is how to be my own friend and ally, in other words how to practice self compassion. I spin my wheels all day in… Read More
Michael Scott is me – I’m never as quick and efficient as when I need to do something totally useless. Remember when that “me in three fictional characters” meme was… Read More
All the little things. A week flies by, crawling as it does so, and you’ve already forgotten about the apple orchard. Rows of apple trees. So many variations on the theme of apple, th… Read More
I rarely experience museums the same way anymore. At best they’re a promise that never quite gets fulfilled. Mostly we rush through them on our way to the usually overcrowded kids&rsq&helli…Read More
I used to have the best dreams, even when they were the worst ones. They spread all through me reaching the deepest areas and when I woke up they continued following me clinging to my cloth… Read More
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