The name of this blog was inspired by the Slow movement, whose goal is to emphasize those things that bring us true value in life: good food, good relationships, creativity and community.  I am by no means, however, a model for slow parenting.  In this realm I fumble largely in the dark, guided by little more than maternal love and my best intentions.

I am a former academic researcher turned SAHM to my son g who was born in May 2009 and his little brother Mr D, born May 2012. Our journey to parenting was tainted by loss.  Our first pregnancy ended abruptly at 19 weeks.  Later, g’s twin brother was born still.

A few years ago I would have defined myself as an anti-establishment feminist who happened to be awkwardly positioned in academia but am now forced to admit that my deepest desire is to build a simple life that provides me with time to hang out with my boys, tend the garden and perhaps learn to make excellent cheese.  The work-in-progress that is my identity is the primary reason for this blog’s existence.



4 thoughts on “About

  1. MSW

    Found you through Bloodsigns. I’m going to keep reading.
    And for what it’s worth, cheese-making isn’t all that difficult:-)

  2. thanks so much for your comment and good wishes. clicked over to find out more and it seems we have a few things in common. I also lost a son (at 21 weeks) and our daughter (through adoption) was born in may 2009 (did you say your son’s birthday is 5/31 too?) anyway just wanted to say thanks and wish you well. good luck with the cheesemaking!

  3. I clicked through to your blog from a comment on another site, and enjoyed reading some of your writing. Goodness only knows I need to be constantly reminded to slooooow down! I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

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