Category: Homebody

  • I Want My Life Back

    I Want My Life Back

    I was walking through the house doing some catch up chores like spot cleaning rugs and cleaning cupboard doors and suddenly I blurted out, “I want my life back”. Because for the last almost two months, my time and efforts have been usurped by the chaos of my mother’s crumbling life. I tried in vain […]

  • Resigned to My Now

    Resigned to My Now

    There’s not a lot of room for me right now with Mom’s temporary stay.I have accepted that. I am the caretaker. This is my current job. I remember this lack of me time from when the children were babies. But I knew I would eventually put them to bed. That isn’t the case here. She […]

  • Life Has Layers

    Life Has Layers

    Life has layers. Especially if you are a caretaker and a homekeeper. And within this web of work, there is a priority hierarchy. In my head, there are tasks that take precedence and others that can wait. And as I’ve become more and more busy with the moving in of my mother, I have bogged […]

  • Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Extra Time

    Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Extra Time

    I finally vanquished the constant chatter of fear in my head, and now I seem to be able to get more done. I show up wherever I think I need to and do what needs doing, often without listing it on a to do list. Yesterday I cleaned out the downstairs closet in need of […]

  • Alternative Eating

    Alternative Eating

    As I began my 28 days come what May project this past Spring, I thumbed through all my recipes ripped from Cooking Light magazines. I picked out the ones that had some appeal and then filled in my grocery list with their ingredients. There was ground chicken and farro, baby bok choy and chayote squash. […]

  • Fighting Our Invisibility and Asking for Help

    Fighting Our Invisibility and Asking for Help

    These past couple of pandemic years have made me irreversibly aware of how much of what I, and many many women, do which goes unnoticed. We and much of our efforts are taken for granted. If the people we look to for validation don’t value us, we don’t consider who we are and what we […]

  • As Summer Rolls On

    As Summer Rolls On

    I have continued to remain somewhat unplugged as Summer has set in and taken hold of my family life. A continuation from my last post in which I spoke of letting things sit and seeing what they mean and where to go from here. My intuition told me that in order to understand, I needed […]

  • Day One of 28 Days Come What May Project

    Day One of 28 Days Come What May Project

    This project was a long time coming. Having spent two years in the largest body I’ve ever been in and trying very hard to practice radical self-acceptance while secretly and simultaneously loathing my body and wanting to fix it, I quit Noom and the gym. I decided that there was changes that needed to be […]

  • Break the Bias: Women’s Work is Essential Work

    Break the Bias: Women’s Work is Essential Work

    As stay at home mothers, we are essential yet unvalued workers. If we are to break the bias of our worthlessness, we need to claim our value.

  • Decisions and Empty Boxes

    Decisions and Empty Boxes

    I believe that our Capitalistic Society now suffers from obesity of possession. And I am just as guilty of this as anyone. I have two air pumps to choose from and a blow-up mattress that leaks. Two thirds of my beloved jackets and coats no longer fit me. And yesterday I tried on two or […]