He Holds the Little Ones in His Arms

Walking through the halls of my daughter’s elementary school today was not the same as it was just a few days ago.  I no longer felt safe and happy to see her off for another day of learning and play.  I felt nervous, checking out the older kids and adults as they passed.  Holding her…

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend To Everyone!

I had the most amazing four day weekend, I cannot even begin to tell you!  But you know me, I have to try… Thanksgiving was a small affair with my parents and brother’s family.  It was laid back and delicious.  I can’t wait to share with you these carrots we had (recipe coming soon)! Friday…

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Cleaner Days Are Coming!

One of my roomates in college told me I’m the messiest person she knew.  I think I might have to agree with her.  My Mother laments often where she went wrong here.  She is a very tidy person, always straightening up behind everyone.  She comes to my house with great grace, and holds her tongue…

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Have You Voted Yet?

Election Day is always a big day for me.  I got some celebratory wine to drink while watching the voting results tonight.  Drinking through tears of joy or sorrow, who knows? I’ve always loved the feeling of going to the polls, standing in line with my fellow Americans, and making a difference in my little…

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Busy but Joyful

Is there ever a time when life is calm?  Not busy, not crazy, just cruising along.  And would we even like that?  Would we be bored? We complain about how crazy our lives are, but I begin to wonder if we are happier this way.  Perhaps most of us thrive on chaos.  We do our…

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Baby For Rent…

18 months is not my favorite age.  That’s about as nice as I can say it right now. Both of my boys on the day they turned 18 months had some sort of sneaky, aggressive, annoying, whiny gene activate that turned them into tiny Tasmanian Devils. (While I was writing that sentence Will illustrated it…

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Drowning in the Little Things… and Finding Hope Again

I am amazing in a crisis.  I mean, I could direct FEMA if they asked me.  Something clicks in me and I go into this mode where I can access memories I didn’t know I had, and multitask and prioritize like a triage nurse. But when it comes to the daily crisis of raising a…

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This Parenting Thing is HARD!

Today I completely broke down dropping Julia off at school.  I was talking to her Audiologist in the hallway, and she was asking me how she’s doing, and it just all came flooding out. This parenting thing is so hard.  And somehow I’m relying mainly on intuition and winging the rest of it.  I tried…

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She’s Turning Seven (and a personal note…)

Julia is my oldest and my only girl.  And today she turned 7. Seven is a big deal to me.  For some reason, 7 is the age that you become a kid.  I mean a full fledged, I remember everything, I’m becoming a grown up, I’m learning to live life on my own, kid. I…

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