Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy.
Tag: kids growing up
The children shall be with the Wife on Mother’s Day and the Husband on Father’s Day. I never thought an official document would dictate how I spent Mother’s Day. Truthfully, I never thought any of the events over the past year would be my reality. But, here I am. A single mother of two boys.
I’m reading a book called “The Places That Scare You.” A friend gave it to me, knowing I was going through some changes in my life. In it, Pema Chondron teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us
I recently registered Zachary for kindergarten. Having done this once already for Noah, I was quickly reminded how this event and the fact that Zac will be turning five in 42 days (yes, yes we are counting) that knocks the wind out of me. I can’t put my finger on what about this age in particular feels
My baby will be two years old in a few weeks. He is in full-blown toddler mode. No more babies in my house. No more babies. Ever since I read a poem called “The Last Time” I’ve been very aware of all the “last times” I’m beginning to experience. I’ve already fed my last bottle. I’ve
The scene: The day after daylight savings time. Clocks are set back. Bedtime the night before was way too late. But it’s a school day, a Monday no less, and it’s time for my second grader to get up. Before I turn on Zoey’s light and shake the living crap out of her to get
My sweet Caroline, It’s the night before your fifth birthday and I’m laying in bed thinking about how lucky I am to be the one who gets to be your mom. I’m not sure where these past five years have gone, but I do know that they have been the best five years of my
There’s been some magical happenings in the Corrigan household lately. These little girls of mine are becoming more and more independent with each new day. I find myself wondering what happened to my little babies? Seriously. Where has the time gone? In their place are these young girls who are becoming more grown up every day. They enjoy being with
This is the first year my son is really “into” Halloween. He carefully considered his costume for months. He changed his mind about 31 times after finally settling on Batman. When his costume arrived, he immediately tried it on, running around the house yelling, “I’m Baaaatmaaaan” and spent the rest of the day saving the
My son’s 5th grade class is studying plant life in science. They’re learning how plants grow, produce food, and reproduce. This week, he was being tested on these concepts and he asked me to help him to study by quizzing him on his vocabulary words and plant life concepts. One of the statements on the