New Year’s Resolutions

Hello! Here I am! I could write about the last couple of weeks, and how much has happened, and everything about the book the book the book, but I think that we could all use a break from the book the book the book. And I have a promise on which to make good. On New Year's Eve I ...

déjà vu

(Editor's Note: This post was originally composed on Monday, December 19. Writing had to be postponed* which accounts for any confusion as I refer to "today" as "Monday" when it is, now, Tuesday. Many thanks!) Today, I had a massive case of déjà vu, and not necessarily for the best reasons. I am really fascinated by the concept of ...

Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

Motherhood Understood

Hey! It's been a long time, now hasn't it? I've missed you! And, it's been a really long time since we've gone deep. Or talked about boobs. I had the chance to do all of these things, and so much more, when I spoke to Brooke and Jen of Motherhood Understood, a place where guilt can be thrown ...

24 hours

Motherhood is an amazing thing. It is magical and mercurial (and yes, sometimes situations can be maddening). As a mother, I can be rockin' it one minute and then cleaning up an enormous mess (whether literal or figurative) the next. In fact, it is this very spectrum that inspired me to started writing this blog 6 1/2 years ago; ...

Treasures

My son and daughter are best friends. I thought about trying to link to all of the posts that chronicle their journey together, but there are oh so many. When I found out that I was pregnant with my second child, I was so excited at the notion of a sibling for my girl. At that point I was ...

Before 8am

As I start typing this post at 8:03am two thoughts are running through my head: 1. Please don't let there be some sort of major spill, disaster, mess, destructive episode, injury or otherwise in the five minutes that I step away to write this post (during which time I have my six-year-old "babysitting") and 2. I have already ...

Guapa

Right now it's about 10 am on Monday (which, my friend so perfectly said at our New Year's Eve dinner table, "is the worst week of the day!") and I just sat down for the first time all morning. As I walked into my house, I was greeted by a family friend who saw the stress on my ...

He just pushed me over.

So, there's been something that I have been trying to avoid admitting for some time now. Some call this denial; because if I say it, if I write it, then it becomes true. But, at this point I have to dive into the deep end of the ocean of crazy and just admit what we all already know: My ...

Cirque du Momei.

I am so blessed to have a small but mighty (AMAZING) team of caregivers for my children. My kids have only been watched by family and those who we treat as such. So today, when a beloved babysitter came to spend time with the kids, they were overjoyed. She took them to the park to play ...