November 05, 2009


Lately my days are filled with dilemmas, from what to pack for school lunches to finding patience for bedtime fears. My latest dilemma has changed me forever: my daughter's best friend is dying of leukemia and I don't know how to tell Honeybun. How do you explain why a sweet child had to suffer 8 years of torture? How do you face this and help your child do so too? How do you justify everything when something like this uproots that very same everything?

What I have learned is this: we have now. No matter what befalls us in the little annoyances, joys, lack of patience, sleeplessness, etc., we have right now. Tomorrow may never be, so gather all the moments of pure joy you can. Sorrow like this cuts my very soul.

July 13, 2009

On My Way Back.....

Hi there! I know that you have probably forgotten about me by now, but I am on my way back home to Tale of Two Kiddies. After a long hiatus, we will be back on the air at least 3 days a week with all kinds of topics, giveaways, and basic chatter. Please do join me? Posts will begin in earnest on Thursday of this week. In the meantime, those of you with kids, that like kids, that teach kids, or are kids, head on over to The Crafty Crow at for fun crafts, great photos and links, and this week a cool giveaway for an apron pattern!

See you on Thursday!

PS. Went to the Ethiopian Culture Camp this past weekend, and had a fab time! We'll be saving our pennies for the whole weekend next year. Here are the girls in their new Ethiopian finery!

January 25, 2009

Congratulations America!

Though I am fighting a horrible virus, I just have to quickly post and say how proud I am of my country. It is so inspiring that WE elected the man we wanted to represent us. The groundswell of excitement for Mr. Obama gave me goosebumps, and just when I was so tired of smug, rich, compromised white men pretending to stand for all of us - in walked a man that resonated with my very soul. I don't know him or his family personally. I was lucky enough to work for his campaign in my state, and to shake his hand with my youngest daughter when he came to New Hampshire in the very beginning. I have withstood questionable comments about my daughters' color, watched years of descrimination, segregation, the insidious undercurrent of racism in my section of the country, and "jokes" made even by my friends involving color, race, religion, or origin. But with this step of electing Mr. Obama, we have stepped beyond all of that. We have stepped out of the smog and into real light and possibility. I hope that that light can shine on the cockroaches that I know still exist among us, and expose them to what can be if we leave behind all of our jealosy and hate.

I'm proud of my country, and of our new president. Like I said, I don't know him personally, but I do know what he has given up to serve as our leader. I'm proud that there was a man that comes from a solid family and a foundation of community that wanted to lead us. I stand with you, Mr. Obama, and may all the subversive forces in the world step back in awe of the power of the people.