Erin

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

Every year, the older I get, the more I appreciate Advent.  Every year I love the grief and the hope more, the reminders of joy, the candles, the sometimes somber hymns.  I loved Advent as a little girl because I loved sitting with my family and lighting the Advent candles, every week another one until … more

everyday bread

everyday bread

Objectively, life has been difficult lately.  We have joked that moving cursed us, but sometimes I feel there is actually something to that.  If our lives looked too good to be true back in the summer (beach trip!  UK trip!  new house!), don’t worry; the universe has come back for us. Since we have moved … more

on miscarriage

on miscarriage

Last week, two days after the election (so talk about terrible timing emotionally), I found out I had had a miscarriage. I was 9, creeping up on 10, weeks pregnant.  It apparently happened around 7.5 weeks, or just a couple of days after my first doctor’s visit. That same afternoon I went in to the … more

post-election day {let’s try to make it through}

I, like much of America, am in absolute shock over what happened last night. I am grieving about it.  I want to say I am angry about it, but I don’t think I’ve reached that stage yet.  Right now, I am just fighting back the tears that come with knowing how many people in this … more

currently {october 2016}

currently {october 2016}

Reading… Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein.  It’s a book I’m so glad exists because I was never a fan of being a girlie-girl when I was younger and I’m not a fan the preschool princess culture now, so this book is a refreshing read.  Up next, the third Neopolitan novel (I’ve loved spreading … more