Tag: only child

One Moment, Please

I’m in a strange place this summer, caught between excitement and nostalgia. My only baby will start Kindergarten at the end of August. The public school world of bus schedules, room parents and milk money awaits (among other things). I have many questions. Maybe I’ll ask the veteran moms across the street to spill their

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Play Date Pursuit: 5 Missteps to Avoid

When you’re a mama to an only, particularly one with a diagnosis for which social deficits go hand-in-hand, it’s easy to become a bit obsessed with scheduling time for him to hang with friends. Martin Luther King Jr. Day–that one January school holiday and a day when my office is closed–has been a great day

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The Graduate

Tomorrow my nice, “C”, will graduate from college. Technically, she is my niece-in-law, my husband’s brother’s daughter (got that?). It seems so surreal to have watched this little girl with the gigantic brown eyes become a woman – how did that happen? It’s humbling to have watched someone grow from a child of four to

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Two days, two girls, five lessons

It was my pleasure to hang out with fellow blogger Michelle’s daughter Lillian for two days this week. It was so much fun for the girls to have such an extended play date! And as a momma who doesn’t plan on having any more children, I’ve learned a couple things about having more than one

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