Still here.

I am still here. Just haven’t come up for air yet. I am living the crisis of working, parenting, childcare, and the impossible balancing acts that go beyond all that into The Mess of Life. I am living the scarcities of our system. It will enrich my later writings, right? :)

Miss all of you. Hope you’re well.

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  1. Posted 12 September 2013 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

    I was wondering. I’m playing catchup too, so thought I just hadn’t checked in here. Glad to know I wasn’t missing your stuff.

    • Molly
      Posted 13 September 2013 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

      Thanks, Leslie! Hope things are okay on your end.

  2. Posted 13 September 2013 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    I think of you often! I daydream about having the flexibility to not be stuck in “husband gone all day at job, hurried evenings of mayhem” routine that pretty much defines the isolated nuclear family stay-at-home mom’s life. It sucks so bad. So many gazillions of ways that human civilization could organize itself, and we’ve been stuck with this?? My household isn’t creative/brave/lucky enough to work the system any other way.
    We’ll see you on the other side of things.

    • Molly
      Posted 13 September 2013 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

      It really does feel like a crappy system. It all looks so voluntary, and then the reality is that it’s SO hard to create room inside it, no matter how much intellectual rethinking you do.

      Right now, we’re back to both parents working at least full-time, only I’m also home with the children much of the time (part-time cobbled-together childcare) and Eric has this time-suck hour-long commute and it’s practically impossible to make time for grocery shopping, let alone enjoying each other. At least it’s still light out fairly late, so we can take family walks once Eric gets home … Soon it will be dark and cold to boot!

      Grumble mumble so tired.

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