The inconvenience of life

mummy – Kristine Bruneau

I want to have a full and joyful life. I want to have a life overflowing with laughter, movement, grace and love – and inconvenience. I chose marriage. I chose motherhood. I chose writing. I chose to share my motherhood journey in front of strangers. I chose to work from home. My choices have brought me tremendous […]

Motherhood’s one night stand in Rochester


Rochester gets to hear from thirteen local women (and a man) in the city’s first-ever “Listen to Your Mother” one night stand!  I’m in this awesome cast and in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend, we’ll be giving a one-night-only performance at the Memorial Art Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Each of us will be reading a three […]

7 reasons why I love Granada, Spain

churro + chocolate

When the plane touched down in Rochester, NY, I immediately felt deflated and melancholy. Days after returning home from our trip to Granada, Spain, I still couldn’t shake the weighted-down feeling. My energy was at an all-time low. I felt that my “old” life had became predictable, burdensome and unsatisfying. Perhaps it was the lack of […]

Alhambra Adventure


Our merry band set forth one morning to  explore the Alhambra – an ancient web of palaces and fortresses built by the medieval kings of Granada from the 9th through the 14th century. Our tour guide showered us with competent details that unfortunately lacked the spellbinding quality of enchanting tales of love, war and chivalry. […]