She (IS) Allowed Her Voice

This morning I was browsing Instagram when I came across a post made by my fellow Bozeman social media friend, Hilary Parker. I’d already seen the post, but this time it was a comment below the post that caught my attention. The picture is of a graduate’s mortar board decorated with a photo of a white…

I Pity the Fool…

…who thinks I won’t accomplish something good this month. I’m not going to lie, I have some high hopes for April. I plan to finish the three books I’m currently reading and I’d like to read at least two others. The ones to finish are Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (on audiobook), Bad Feminist by…

You Gotta Have Shoes to Walk to the Library

I have plans to do more writing about books and other academic things, but first, shoes. Recently, I purchased a beautiful, flowery pair of Keds from their Rifle & Paper Co. collaboration. I love them so much. They are bright and cheerful when my wardrobe generally consists of mostly black and grey, with blue on…

I Should…

I should really learn to swim. My kids are becoming great swimmers, but I never really learned. I mean, I’m not in danger of drowning if I end up in the deep end of the hotel pool, but I also can’t promise that I won’t come up spluttering if my head accidentally goes under. I’ve…

Speaking in Confidence

At work I’ve been accepted into a leadership program and tonight there was a welcome dinner and kick-off. I went, I chatted, I recognized that it was important for me to be present and I was. And then later I spent some time looking at the social anxiety disorder page on webmd.  It’s safe to…

Friday Night

It’s Friday night and I’m not doing anything. And I’m okay with that. It’s been a long week. The two-year-old had a sick day, all the children stayed up way too late for fireworks, the six-year-old pushed boundaries at camp and got written up, I worked extra, my Mike finished up his last week at…

Unrequired Reading

I signed up for a class this coming fall, got overly excited, ran to the library, and checked out a stack of books. Will they remain unread and collecting dust on the table by my bed? NO, I say! No! I will read them! (This time.) I will take notes! (Like I always mean to.)…