Rest assured on the nights when you are lying awake as you ponder how such a tiny being can possibly take up an entire king size bed, that they won’t sleep in your bed forever. … Read More They Won’t Sleep In Your Bed Forever
My son trains hard and he shows up to win. So naturally when he loses, he is upset. But as a parent I struggle with how much upset is appropriate in this very public setting and in what ways is it appropriate for hi… Read More Sitting With The Losses
“Heart attack.” It was an odd text. Short. Abrupt. Void of important details. What was my husband trying to tell me? “Who is having a heart attack?” I responded, “You???” No response. Then, a pit in my stomach. Unbearable weight on my shoulders. The room was spinning. The seconds became minutes until I just could… Read More In Sickness and In Health
People will tell you that quitting is the easy way out. It’s not … Being direct and honest with yourself and others about how something you once loved is no longer serving you is one of the hardest and bravest things you can do. … Read More Walk Away: A Letter to My Child on Quitting
Those who have been following my journey know that I have wanted a third child for years, but the timing never seemed quite right. Eventually, my husband and I came to the realization that the timing may never be right, but that that alone should not stop us. What was perhaps a distant, unrecognized fear… Read More There Is A Special Place In Hell for the First Trimester
For the past year or so, my husband and I have tried to find an activity that can hold my five year old son’s interest and attention. We have tried several sports, martial arts, and offered music, theater, and art lessons, but nothing seemed to stick. That is, until he was introduced to Capoeira, a… Read More He Can Just Be So Difficult Some times!
Yesterday, my second grader came home from school beaming. He was so excited to tell me that he received the scores of his winter reading test, and that he tested “off the charts” and was being moved into the highest reading group. He excitedly shared that his score was one of the highest in his… Read More May Everyday Feel As Good As His Birthday
This past week, my social media feed was a buzz with the New Year goals and resolutions of my friends and family. Some were planning to eat healthier, exercise more, be more present, find better work/home balance, do yoga, travel more, etc. And while I think that it is wonderful that the new year offers us… Read More To Hell With “New Year, New Me”
I want another baby. And, no, not just in the hypothetical, “wouldn’t it be nice if…” type of way. I want another baby in the practical, full desire to grow my family, “I long for a baby in my womb now and am no longer taking active steps to prevent it” type of way. There.… Read More Should We Talk About Trying to Conceive?
My youngest son started Kindergarten five weeks ago. He was one month away from his fifth birthday—a peanut in my book—and separating from us at drop-off time was difficult. Most mornings, he cried. And, my older son, his big brother, started putting his arm around the back of his neck and lovingly guiding him in… Read More His Brother’s Shadow