Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris “A surprisingly poignant portrait of the artist as a young to middle
She's all about that #momlife.
Our culture and even our laws are formed around their comfort.
It is okay to admit that anxiety is a real, terrifying medical condition.
I envy those mums, the ones who seem to have been given the "perfect" children, the ones who, at the drop of a hat can find a sitter and head off out. The ones who can pile their darlings into the car and drive off to the beach for an afternoon. The ones who can plan a family holiday.
I love the opening scenes in most movies. As a captive viewer, I get to meet the seemingly pretty, smart and very together protagonist and watch her in her every day life. I like to see her morning routine, meet her family, learn about her job and see her happily living her happy life.
After my son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic syndrome called Hunter syndrome, my husband and I were offered a place in a support group for parents who are raising children with special needs. We didn't have a babysitter, so I found myself sitting alone in a circle surrounded by strangers four months after Ethan was diagnosed.
Do you ever look outside of yourself and think, I wish I could do that? As I dive deeper into the world of travel writing, I find that once again I am only seeing the outer edges of a bubble that holds the real stuff inside. It's just like everything else, the ideal snapshot only tells one side of the story.