I’m hovering four stories in the air on a little blue platform. A soft wind begins to blow. I’d usually welcome it on a steamy summer day like this, but not at the moment. Instead of cooling me off, the breeze causes everything around me to sway, increasing my terror. As my pulse races, I hear… Read More Letting go
Did you have a good day? I wonder how we ever really answer that question. How do we sort through the moments, like so many puzzle pieces, and label a day “good” or “bad”? Here are some of mine … I’m sweating today because our air conditioner is broken. Again. We have to replace the… Read More Defining a day
After 6 weeks away with their dad, my sweet children are finally home. Now what do you think I’m going to say next? Here’s how I pictured it in my mind: Hubby and me standing at the end of the jetway at the airport and the boys running in slow motion toward us. Everyone in… Read More Families, Olympics, and Little Bugs
I always promised myself that I wouldn’t be one of those moms who mourned the passing of a childhood phase. I didn’t cry when my kids had their first birthday. Instead I relished the sleep that followed the newborn phase and gobbled up every wobbly first step. I didn’t weep on my little boys’ first days… Read More At the Core
One afternoon as I was driving with my little boy, suddenly he piped up from the backseat: “Hey Mom. We have different last names, right? So which one of us isn’t part of the family? You or me?” The question hit me like a ton of bricks. I explained that of course we are both… Read More “Blended With Love”
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. –Herman Melville I love my kids. I do. I know I have amazing children. So this is not a bash on my kids. And don’t… Read More ‘Selfie-Centered’ Kids?
So … It’s official. I’m no longer a preschool mom. This little guy is my youngest. And he just had his last day of preschool. Ever. But lest you think my blog is always serious and dramatic … Wait … Is my life always serious and dramatic …? Anyway, instead of dwelling on last-day-of-preschool drama,… Read More 10 Secrets Behind a Pinterest-Perfect Summer Bash