The smile on her face was bigger than I had seen at school pick up all year. I breathed a sigh of relief. It had worked. The note in her lunch box, the family photo in her cubby, my scarf, securely knotted around her neck for her to snuggle into. They all worked to make … Continue reading Dragons, Wolves, and Her Beautiful Mind
Sometimes we eat dinner in the living room because our table is covered in the day's debris and I am too exhausted to put it all away. My daughter calls it a "floor picnic" and we treat it as a special event. (Even though it happens with more frequency than any special event in history.) … Continue reading My Truths and Confessions of Motherhood
My dearest Elsa, My sweet girl, in a week you will be five years old. I can’t believe it was five years ago that I last felt your tiny foot pushing out from under my ribcage. These days your feet are busy running and dancing and exploring. They have come a long way since they … Continue reading And then, she was five.
Hi all! As part of my plan to refresh and change up my blog I have decided to create a new feature: Juicebox Obsessions. I will share and review some of my most favorite of things for you all. I figured the very best place to start is with one of my absolute favorite companies, … Continue reading Poe Wovens: Spangled Glory
I have a circle of friends. They are beautiful women. Strong women. They are mothers. Every single one of them has given birth in the past year, some for the second time. We are wading through the postpartum experience together. These women come from all walks of life. Our backgrounds are varied, our interests … Continue reading I See You Beautiful Momma
I am so done. I am losing my mind. I am not sure how much more I can take. I am waving my white flag; I am yelling “UNCLE!” I am ready for spring. As a native New Englander, I am under no illusions that winter here is anything but rough. It is cold and … Continue reading Diagnosis: Spring Fever
I can hear the freezing rain as it hits my bedroom window. I am bouncing on a yoga ball in last night’s pajamas with my seven-week-old baby wrapped on my chest. I am trying to soothe the both of us. Sleep didn’t happen much last night. She slept in fits and spurts and I slept … Continue reading Light In The Midst Of A Storm