What one minute with a one-month-from four year old is like:

Kid: Mom, can you put on Sheriff Callie's Wild West where Peck plays horseshoes and is a horrible sport? Me: Sure Kid: I'm a great sport, right? Me: Yeah. (I was lying bee tee double you) Kid: Yeah! I play basketball, I play catch.. ....and she trailed off, turned away and then pivoted back, saying, "There's some strange magic here." Strange magic, indeed, ...

“I need to access your heart.”

"Does that stethoscope really work?" he asked, his blue, marble-like eyes widening. "Of course! I am a real doctor," I said, straightening the lab coat I had gotten made for his Halloween birthday party. I'd had it embroidered with "Meredith Grey M.D. F.A.C.S." to wear along with my scrubs, messy bun, Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital ID badge, and converse ...

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 ...

16 years

It has been 16 years. How has it been 16 years? *** When I woke up this morning, roused from my slumber by little hands poking at me, I checked my phone, saw the date, and felt the familiar pit in my stomach as I read the words "Monday, September 11" on my iPhone's home screen. I can't believe ...

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; ...

This time of year

I remember when I wrote this post -- about the autumn leaves crunching under my feet and the smell of firewood in the air. I remember it so vividly, yet it was over six years ago, when my daughter was not even six months old. She was just starting to speak, as she was an incredibly early (and eager) ...

On Your Birthday

Dear Husband, On your birthday 10 years ago, we had just gotten engaged. You came into our first shared bedroom to find 25 wrapped gifts on our bed, to honor your 25th birthday. On your birthday nine years ago we were preparing to get married. We took a trip to NYC to meet Twin halfway between Philadelphia ...

One Year Ago, Today.

Friends, I am here to wish you a very Happy Anniversary! This site, this very site here, was launched One year ago, Today. With our first post at www.mommyeverafter.com. Mommy, Ever After, something that I started 5 years and 10 months ago, used to look very different than it does now, and it has only grown for the better better ...