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This is not the post I set out to write. Which, in some ways, says it all. I wrote 3/4 of a different post today, about #honestmotherhood. As I was writing, I stumbled upon an anecdote I wanted to share, and it reminded me of some other stories and that reminded me of the fact that much of what ...

The Hardest Post

This post - titled, "The Hardest Post I've Ever Written," was originally published on here on February 24, 2014: on my son's four-month-birthday.  That means, of course, that this was written at exactly four months postpartum, for me. I am re-posting this, today, to give context to some of what is to come; some of what ...

Wings

She turned and walked out of the room. We had just kissed. Eleven times. I refrained from getting up to watch her walk down the stairs, but I could hear her little footsteps as her red, glittery sandals met the hardwood floors on the staircase. Except, her footsteps aren’t so little anymore. My girl is off ...

Never

I wrote the following post exactly one year ago (April, 2015) with the intention of having it be a freelance piece for another site and then life happened and...I just didn't. So, though some of the subject matter may no longer be relevant--in terms of social media--my message stays the same. I am publishing this ...

On Motherhood

originally published on March 11 By today’s standards, I waited a good while before having my second child. I get the whole “two under two” and “done with diapers” things, they just weren’t my bag. Instead, my kids are three and a half years apart to the week. In hindsight I am so glad that I ...

On Motherhood

By today's standards, I waited a good while before having my second child. I get the whole "two under two" and "done with diapers" things, they just weren't my bag. Instead, my kids are three and a half years apart to the week. In hindsight I am so glad that I did wait; (for so ...

The hardest post I’ve ever written.

Since having my second child my world has changed in more ways than I could have imagined. As our triangle turned into a square (quite seamlessly in many ways, I should say), I have experienced love and joy that I had not yet known. And one positive thing that I have done has been starting 511, ...

The hardest post I’ve ever written, Part 2.

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this story, my Fall and Winter got very dark. So I warn you to proceed with caution. Because if you know me, you know that I am a happy person. That I'm always smiling, that I love children and that I have dance parties every day. This is a different ...

A case of the crazy.

Today, I took my daughter to the to the post office. As we stood in line waiting to buy our stamps, I noticed the guy behind me. He was fidgeting. He kept putting his hands in his pockets. What is he doing?  Does this man have a gun? Is he going to hold up the ...

(double) Stats

Tonight, I just so happened to have stumbled upon a post I wrote 9 months ago, called stats,  in which I detailed her most recent milestones, in exchange for my inability to articulate how I felt about her turning 9 months old. Well, guess what? another 9 months have passed. This week, we celebrated her 18 month birthday. And no, ...