Read an excerpt of Send Me Into The Woods Alone on Today’s Parent!

The joyful chaos of a family home is something I dreamed of, and it remains the place I’m happiest and most at ease. There’s nothing better than puttering around my kitchen while the kids make plasticine animals at the table and my husband wanders in and out of the backyard, commenting on the state of the grass. It’s always too dry, a little long, a bit patchy here and there; my husband thinks about the yard more in one afternoon than I have in my entire life. In many ways, domesticity is heaven. It’s comfort and warmth and habit, a place of acceptance and abiding love. Home is where the heart is, and my family is what fills my heart.

That said, I regularly fantasize about running off into the woods alone.

Read the rest of this essay on Today’s Parent, or pre-order your copy of Send Me Into The Woods Alone from Indigo, Barnes & Noble or your favourite independent bookstore!

Published by erinpepler

I'm a freelance writer and author based in the greater Toronto area. Find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more!

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