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.
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
Parenting is exceptionally hard, but co-parenting can (sometimes) be even harder. It’s defined by partnership, love, friendship, teamwork, trust, doubt, frustration, communication, compromise, trial, error, respect, togetherness, eye rolls, “I told you so” moments, learning, teaching, listening, hugging, fighting, laughing, self-betterment, self-reflection and self-awareness. It’s letting go but not giving up. It’s learning about yourself and… Read More Just Put on a Happy Face…