Dear Timo, Every year on your birthday, I look at photos of you, and I marvel… and cry. Somehow, in the blink of an eye, you have gone from a 5 pound newborn to a 5 year-old boy. Beautiful at birth, delicate and serene, we fawned over your exquisite bone structure… which was quickly obscured… Read More A letter to my son on his 5th birthday
Teaching our children is an oft-discussed topic among parents. What and who should educate them, and which environment will provide the best platform for learning. Factors including genetics, culture, family structure and parenting styles are considered. Variables like demographics and geography find their way into the equation. We debate, we rate, we rant. We theorize, and… Read More Happy Birthday to one amazing kid!
It’s not about a birthday party at the zoo, so much as doing the small things that add up everyday to a healthy and happy childhood that will impact my kids and let them grow up into amazing adults. … Read More What It’s Like to Plan Your Kid’s Birthday Party When You Struggle with Anxiety
…a funny thing happens as you get older (besides hangovers becoming more painful): you start to prioritize things differently. … Read More Laugh Lines and Serenity: This is 41.
We all want to instill kindness into our kids’ character, and there are tons of ways to do that. Adults are in on the trend of “donating” their birthday by asking for donations to a charity on Facebook, but what about the littles?… Read More I Am ABSOLUTELY Doing This for the Next Birthday Party!
Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy. … Read More You’ve come a long way, Baby
Some of you may remember April 4, 2011 as the night that the UConn Husky men’s basketball team beat the underdog Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA tournament. Perhaps you were blissfully unaware of the hurricane that started turning that very same day. He was named Zachary Collin and made landfall at 9:23am. At 9 lbs 2 oz, he was… Read More Baby Boy with the Blue Eyes