• Parenting
  • Coquina Clams

    Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. Anecdotal evidence to support disclaimer: Last week, my younger son was explaining an experiment he wanted to conduct. After about five minutes, he stopped, looked at me and said, “Mom, you have no idea what I’m talking about, do you?” No sir, I did not. I suspect it had […]

  • Island Life
  • Drop, Roll, Fly

    One morning, you all wake up and decide it’s the day of the pit. You start with planning and digging. This takes time, but once it’s done, you’re left with the task of deciding what to do with it. Rolling down the inside of the pit is a natural first choice, so you experiment with […]

  • Island Life
  • Fancy Being Six

    Y’all. It’s been six years since An Island Mom began. Six years! An Island Mom’s origins can be traced back to an afternoon many years ago, when I was walking in the ocean in a dress, as I’m wont to do, in search of a quest. Suddenly, the waves began to speak. “Woman, you must […]

  • Island Life
  • I See the Girl

    Four years ago, some of my friends and students inspired me to write the post I See the Girl. I’ve thought about its subject many times since then, shopping for groceries, picking up the kids, or checking out library books. One minute it’s a mundane moment and then there’s a laugh or a grimace or […]