Is it dark in heaven?

This morning, after dropping my daughter off for her last day of second grade, my son and I were engaged in one of our typical drive-to-school chats. "Mommy, can you tell me a scary story? How about 'The Haunted Rock' or 'The Broken Elevator in the Toy Store,' can you tell me those scary stories, and make them ...

What do you see?

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?  I cannot tell you how many times I have said that line, whether it was in reading a bedtime story to my children, teaching a "Baby and Me" or an after school theatre program in my former life as a teacher, or in creating a curriculum aimed at building confidence ...

Why I wrote “Beyond the Baby Blues”

(Originally published on postpartum project, as "Why I wrote "Beyond the Baby Blues") *** “If this can help one woman then it is worth it.” That was my refrain. That was what I said. That was what I typed, even when my hands trembled. In February of 2014 I made a decision that would change the trajectory of my life ...

Songs for Seeds

This is a post about a music class. Except, it's really not. While I will share with you about our incredible experience at Songs for Seeds (the Wayne location!), this post is about so much more; parenting, music, human connection and Abba. Not necessarily in that order. Fact #1: If you have spent any time on this blog, you will ...

Forgive me

Dear Friends, Will you forgive me? Every single day for the past week I have picked up my computer, opened it up with the intention to write... and then stopped. Every single day. I do not know what is getting in my way. I have so much to share; perhaps that weight feels crushing. Last week, I published this, as that was ...

Fear is

This week was a very big week for my not-s0-little girl. She lost her first tooth. She got to spot the tooth fairy scaling our bannister and was able to follow the trail of fairydust that she had left behind in our backyard. (When she woke up and I showed her the "photo that I had captured" she asked, ...

All the feelings.

It has been a little too long since I've last written, and that is because I have started and stopped this post (in my head, on paper and on this keyboard) time and time again, but unable to get it out of my heart and onto the page or screen or full consciousness. This past week ...

I was such a bad mom

(featured image above is from last Thursday, when I also felt like a bad mom.) Today, I cried. I cried a lot. I cried to people including, but not limited to, my mom, two car salesmen at the car dealership and my dietician. I was feeling so guilty. I felt like such a bad mom. And then, this evening, I ...

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 ...