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Why Would Anyone Want To Have Kids? Here’s Why I Did.

As you may know, I’m currently pregnant with my third child. And oddly, I find myself questioning my motive for this pregnancy much more than I did with either of my first two children. I’ve been stumbling into articles about “why have kids?” or about the anti-natalism or childfree movements – and it seems there’s a lot of belief out there that parenthood, and especially motherhood, not only holds one back from a more ‘significant’ and ‘productive’ potential, but also leaves a person in denial of their regret over the loss of that once-childfree-potential. Instead, parenthood is consumed by the mind-numbing-ness of dirty diapers, tantruming toddlers, never-ending carpools, bratty preteens, and rebellious teenagers…when you know, they could actually be doing something meaningful with their lives otherwise. Many use this as a reason to remain childfree, a choice that they believe will allow them to lead better, happier, more fulfilling lives than if they had chosen to reproduce. Read more…

I Can’t Go On. I’ll Go On… And Do Whatever I Can With What I Have

It’s been a summer. The first half of the summer was filled with excitement. Hope. Swelling optimism. A presumption of good times just around the corner.  Polishing our script, whittling grand ideas into more accessible coherence. KP going out on promising tv show pitches. Another old project of his also maybe being revived. Read more…

Waiting For My Time To Come

The past several weeks over here in the Peck household, KP and I have quietly embarked on a little undertaking. An undertaking I want to share all about in this blog so, so much. An undertaking that is actually not quite so little at all…

But I can’t write about it all yet, because I don’t yet know what to write about it all. What I can tell you already is this: at least over here in this small part of the world, this maybe-little-maybe-big undertaking carries great significance for us. As though it’s exactly where our life’s paths have always been leading us. Read more…

Here we go!… (Again.)

I’ve been quiet on social media lately. Two weeks since my last blog post and I’ve hardly posted on facebook or twitter either. That’s not because nothing been going on in my life, on the contrary, it’s because things have been going on.

Last week, any spare time I had went to planning our first family camping trip we took last weekend. A post covering that fun event is next in the queue to be written.

This week, I’ve been immersed in another project. A very exciting and humbling and hopeful project. But as with all things in the entertainment business world, I don’t dare share news of it yet. Nothing is for sure until it’s for sure. But there’s something special about this one I think. Read more…

Hindsight #5: How Things Have Changed From a Year Ago Today, May 11, 2014

I’d felt silly when KP had received the new grill as a gift, because I knew that we might be turning around and selling it a few weeks later if we were moving. I had a hard time accepting the porch rocker and rug that my mom had bought for our back patio for the same reason; I thought we might have to get rid of it soon. I’d almost rather them have gifted us grocery store gift cards, which we had more immediate need for. But you can’t say things like that, and they were gifts, and I figured that in the meantime, we might as well enjoy them. If so be it, well, then at least we were going out with a party.

So Sun. May 11, 2014, we had a party. Read more…

SQT 2/27/15: It’s not ironic, but whatever will be, will be.

7) What Will Be. But I’m feeling very weird today still, as though I’m possibly unceremoniously stepping out of one stage of life and into another. I don’t know what the next stage is and I don’t know if this is just one more stone along the path my original leap of faith put me on. I’m excited and I’m anxious, but I’m also calm. Very calm. I’m trusting that whatever will come will come, and wherever my life goes it will go. Read more…