Category Archives: in transition

Posts imported from transitional blog (2009-10)


We have arrived. Or at least, we have come to a longer stopping point. Groceries have been stocked. Beds have been made. The boxes of “early delivery” items (kids games, some books, my baking mixes) have been mostly unpacked into the tiny kitchen and large closet. I don’t really think of this as settled – more as a longer stopover on our way to the still-unknown final destination. At least we are close, now.

House hunting is hard. I feel like Goldilocks, only so far everything has been too small or too far or too new and nothing has been just right. I know it will come – the house that fits just right where we can put down roots is waiting for us, and we will find it.

And in the meantime, life goes on. We joined a gym with a shallow pool where the kids can play (and a kids play program three mornings a week so I can get at least a bit of a break from full time parenting). We have gone exploring – to the local library, retail, and off to a cute small town where we walked along the river and wandered into an antiques shop.

We aren’t settled yet, but we are close – and when the right house in the right neighborhood comes along, we will be ready to settle in and stay for a while. I just hope our “just right” comes along soon.


Miles from somewhere

I haven’t been a daily blogger since the days of infertility treatments and pregnancy, when each nuanced data point seemed memorable and each anecdote recountable. Even before that, in the days of keeping a diary (or the later, more mature, “journal”), I was not so much a keeper of frequent chronicles as a keeper ofContinue Reading


I haven’t written much lately. The ideas come to me at times when I cannot capture them – often in the car, shuttling to or from school, or as I am tending to the minutia of daily life and when I am finally able to sit and write, they are gone. But it’s more thanContinue Reading

#10photos for 10/10/10

I had the most noble intentions of participating in the #10photos project, and I took my pictures (one every hour for 10 hours on 10/10/10) and then… nothing.  I loved the idea of capturing a day in the life – I was not as absolute as some participants about taking my photo exactly on theContinue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: At Water's Edge

Finding My Voice

When I began blogging, it was an outlet for the thoughts swirling around my head.  Back then, it was a safe place to vent about infertility, to write about family, to explore hopes and dreams. The first time I remember blogging as an outlet was at a family event early in the medicalized process ofContinue Reading

Birthing and Breastfeeding

I was just pointed to this article by Melissa Bartick over at the Huffington Post about the impact of the birth experience on initializing breastfeeding.  Dr. Bartick was one of the co-authors of the recent article in the journal Pediatrics on the cost of suboptimal breastfeeding in the US. If 90% of US families couldContinue Reading

New Beginnings

Spring is a season of new beginnings.  A time when plants come back to life from their winter rest (at least if you live someplace colder than our current balmy Southern California) and birds nest (some of them right outside my dining room window).  And apparently, a time to start a fresh blog.