I published a short essay to kick off the transition of moving the family back across the country. Read Shelf Life on Medium. https://medium.com/@lanek/shelf-life-c88c0cb5ed7a?sk=08a7a866093fcfe4888539a6ff38f8ad
Gym childcare saves lives
The end of the first season of How Do You Do the podcast is here! I talk about moving past excuses, time crunches, family limitations, and other hurdles toward a fitness mindset with longterm benefits. And we make jokes about how much we miss the gym. Listen to the podcast!
Chunk away at the projects
I run a small consulting business, which needs to weave into my life as a mother and military spouse. Stay-at-home orders almost HARPOONED any productivity that I could muster this spring. There was a lot of out loud shouting (better than in my head or into a pillow, I guess?) and there was a lot … Continue reading Chunk away at the projects
Best of 2019
Links to a short list of my favorite essays from 2019 have sat in a Pages file, open on my desktop, for more than two months since I picked them out. The last year was great for writing, including a 30-day series in April, plus an online course with Natalie Goldberg and a few submissions … Continue reading Best of 2019
Editing 101 – knot my strong suit
I am knot a quilter. Yes, that was an intentional pun. I am a semi-proficient knitter when locked in a sensory deprivation chamber in which I can focus entirely on the next stitch and avoid any outside stimulation. I have been known to crochet cute hats. I am attempting to learn embroidery and realizing that … Continue reading Editing 101 – knot my strong suit
Over a 30-day period spanning the month of April, I published 20 different essays as part of a writing streak during which I attempted to publish something once a day. Since the last essay of the streak was published at the end of April, I have published ONCE. Nearly three months have passed and I … Continue reading Streaking
I found an article in the community paper about a Tuba Christmas event happening near our house. I rushed outside and pointed to the paper and screeched to my husband that we must go. There are many reasons for this, the bulk of them which are written about in my latest post. You can find … Continue reading Tuba Lessons
Here we are, again
My latest post for Medium, a few thoughts on relocation and its related pains and opportunities.
Only after I became a mother in the most basic, literal sense, giving birth to my son and a few years later my daughter, did I dedicate the time needed to realize that raising children represents only a modicum of true mothering. It is a much bigger, holier, metaphysical concept than I give it credit. … Continue reading Mothering