Chronological Posts

Bookends: May and June 2021

After three of our four family members got vaccinated, my spouse and I started thinking of things we could do as a couple that would still protect our youngest until he was old enough to get the vaccine this fall. We started planning for a night out. As the day approached, I started remembering all … Continue reading Bookends: May and June 2021

Trial and Error

I like learning new things, but I hate making mistakes. I don’t mind the “trial” part but the “error” part is distinctly painful. In a way, then, parenting and homeschooling are good for me as I am constantly forced to be wrong and, because my kids need me for their physical and emotional well-being, I … Continue reading Trial and Error

Bookends: April 2021

Well, our foster mice weren’t (and aren’t) pregnant. Now they’re available for adoption but still living in my daughter’s bedroom. The cats have almost entirely lost interest in the new residents of that room, which is for the best. I did training to bottle feed orphaned kittens, but I won’t be taking any of those … Continue reading Bookends: April 2021

Bookends: March 2021

You might have noticed that it’s halfway through April and I’m just now putting up the March Bookends post. I’m not sure what’s up with me lately, but I am very much stuck in neutral with writing, including blogging, journaling, and postal correspondence. I was trying to fight through it, but I think for this … Continue reading Bookends: March 2021

Bookends: February 2021

Going by my middle name is getting a rocky start. I decided to ease my way in by introducing myself by my middle name to people who don’t already know me and letting people who already know me as “Charity” keep calling me that. First challenge: Remembering to introduce myself by my middle name. I … Continue reading Bookends: February 2021

A Rose by Any Other Name

People have opinions about my name. I’ve known this from the time I was a little kid. Grown-ups would say, “What a beautiful name!” and I would say, “Thank you,” even though I had nothing to do with it. I was grateful I wasn’t one of the many Ryans and Jennifers and Michelles populating my … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name


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About Charity

Former editor, clinical research coordinator, yoga teacher, and doula, current home educator and avid reader. Imperfect Happiness has been many things over the years, but at the moment, it’s primarily where I share my thoughts on books and life in general, with a couple of recipes thrown in.

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