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
This week I watched a documentary that every mother and person who lives with a mother should watch (available on Netflix). The film, When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About PostpartumDepression (2017), explores the all too misunderstood world of postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis, the many layers and complexities, and the unfortunate toll they can take on both… Read More The Ugliness in Motherhood
In the blink of an eye We have become Two different people Who resemble those we once were… And from behind all the years That gave smiles and tears We have both grown beyond What we thought we could not. The time might feel lost, Yet the love has quite gained Over peaks… Read More How Can I be 25 in Your Eyes? (an ode to my husband)
When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my husband and I waited on pins and needles, laughing our way through the longest 3 minutes of our lives. A long Monday ended with that life changing moment, a bottle of wine (for the hubby), and a night-long game of “name that baby.” The… Read More Growing into Pregnancy No. 2