Darling Daughter, Darling Son, It pains me to say that we are living in some wicked times. We are living in times of turmoil and confusion. We are living in times of social wars and injustices. We are living in times that are proving dangerous for you, and me, and the family that your father… Read More This Is Far Too Important (a letter to my children)
We are not the couple who had years of wedded bliss before kids entered the picture. I mean, we’re no shotgun wedding couple either, but we had one solid (and fast) year of marriage before we heard that sweet, sweet 6 week old heartbeat, and our lives (and relationship) changed before our eyes. We are… Read More I Love You, Five Years.
One of my son’s favorite things to do is look up and find the moom. The full moom among the stars, a half moom in broad daylight, or a delicate crescent moom peeking out over the horizon. And the best part about that most gratifying search is listening to him call it out with wide… Read More Goodnight Moom
My sister had her second baby last weekend, and between her, friends, and my fellow mama community, it feels like everyone is suddenly stepping in to this 2-kid club. I am now 9 months into this craziness, and while I’m hardly seasoned, watching my sister come home with her new itty bitty, facing a new… Read More Not Easier, Less Scary
Last week, I thought I would be writing about the end of my breastfeeding journey with my daughter – and I was not OK. I am happy to say, things seem to have panned out in my favor, but it did not come without a very long moment (or weekend) of emotional weakness. And being… Read More What Doesn’t Kill You…Might Still Be Tough
Like many women, I have always found things to compare myself to. I have compared my body when mine is not the way I want, even though my body does amazing things; I have compared my marriage when we hit bumps in the road, even though our love is strong; I have compared my job… Read More Just the Reminder I Needed (A Story of Comparison)
This post is a long time in the making, but it’s not something I could really discuss until now – until after the new year, until my transition into full time stay at home mom was complete. And now that this time is here, I can say the period leading up to this moment has… Read More Shedding a Layer: A Period of Transition
I have written a couple of times about the challenges I face with my toddler. Some of those challenges are due to his age, some of those challenges are due to the simple fact of being a mom of two. Nonetheless, toddlers are a challenge – a beautiful, crazy, unpredictable challenge. But last weekend I… Read More Motherhood and the Space Between