Tag Archives: Motherhood

The story that turned my son away from TV

Sitting down to dinner the other day, Aidan asked if he could watch TV while he ate. “Nope,” I said, with the casualness warranted by a question we both know he knows the answer to. “Whyyyyyyyyyyy?” Not that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Our trip to the Sequoias — 2012

For the last ten years, Dean and I have made an annual trip to the Sequoia National Forest. It started a few months after I was injured, when a Chinese medical doctor recommended we go. We fell in love with … Continue reading


Opening for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Last week, I had the greatest dream. Aidan and I were visiting the campus of UCI, my undergraduate alma mater. I was walking on the grounds, pushing him in a stroller, when someone ran up to me and breathlessly asked … Continue reading


Remembering Joan Purvis

I first met my mother-in-law on paper. I was in a hospital in Colorado having just broken my back. She and Dean’s father, Ed, sent me a care package. I remember there was a teddy bear and a lovely card, … Continue reading


A gift from motherhood I didn’t expect

OK, can I just start off by saying how WEIRD that, in yesterday’s post, I consciously chose to risk being visible in my not-yet-knowing, how-might-I-get-there state and intentionally invited input from you all, only to discover this morning that the … Continue reading

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