When my artist friends are deliberating about becoming mothers, I don't say, "Oh, just go for it--it will be fine." I know this dilemma well. It took me five years to make my decision--to choose motherhood--and I wasn't even doing creative work before I became a mother. The decision to begin writing and travel down a creative path came out of the kind of moment I've often had since becoming a parent: I wouldn't take this risk for myself, I would just settle for something here. But I will take this risk for my girls, because I want them to know anything is possible. I want to show them how to find and follow dreams. Now my creative work and my mothering are intertwined like a double helix. . . .
Please be patient as my website moves to a new server and the links take awhile to catch up. I apologize for all the missing photos and paragraph breaks in the archives--I just don't think I'm going to do the tedious work of correcting them. Just a few comments on the last couple posts were lost in the shuffle. If one of them was yours, feel free to post it again if you'd like. We'll have a fresh start of sorts here. (I hope you like the new design.) More features are coming soon.