“How are you doing?” When my ex-husband and I separated, it was a mundane question that became virtually unanswerable. Often, a friend would quickly blurt it out with a smile, only to realize who she was talking to, and she would visibly draw back, afraid of the answer. Other times, it would be almost whispered… Read More Everything Is Fine . . . Except for the Shirts.
Casserole used to be my secret weapon dinner. Do you know what I mean? The dinner that was always hidden the back of the pantry or thrown together as a freezer meal and saved for one of those days when I feel like I’m at the very end of my fraying rope. It took absolutely… Read More Dairy-free Cream of Chicken Soup
Let’s have a moment of honesty here. Mornings and I have NEVER gotten along. I really don’t feel capable of higher thought before 9 a.m., so needing to get my herd of children out of the door by 6:40 a.m. seems like inhuman torture at times. It is not surprising that the idea of making… Read More Dairy-free, Egg-free Pancakes
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It began quietly . . . a terrible, violent wail of despair trapped deep inside of me that I could never quite silence. I couldn’t identify the source; I couldn’t even get it out all of the way. I ran . . . miles and miles and miles until I would collapse, sobbing . .… Read More Endings and Beginnings