Thrive

The Tribe

Their tribe is chipped blue nail polish and the sounds of boyhood warfare, of Elsa chasing in the game, swirling past the playground with wig gone and buzz cut showing. Of lips pursed for lip gloss, blush brushes swept across faces in appreciative imitation. I worked hard on my mom tribe, and as it grew […]

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Picky with protein

Disclaimer: I received Orgain product. No other compensation was given. With two growing boys, I am already creating the habit of finding ways to shove more protein into their active bodies. About a year ago, I started trying out protein drinks for myself or the boys, with my eldest complaining about grainy aftertaste, no matter […]

To hide it

Right before my youngest was born, my mom and I took a not-so-leisurely trip around the mall, getting Wonder Boy’s hair cut and wandering as much as my giant belly could take it. We stopped in Bare Minerals for the heck of it, and she ended up buying me some makeup, since after baby was […]

Mom friends – it will happen

At our community’s playground last week I sat with a neighbor hearing the ridiculously funny story about her trying to be cool while waiting for her son and accidentally standing in a pile of ants. Screaming “Son of a monkey!” apparently didn’t do her any credit to her social status where she already felt alienated […]