Their names

Ok. This is a biggie. Not in the way that some other posts are biggies, but in a different (and maybe even biggie-er) way. I have been writing this blog for over seven and a half years. On it I have shared my innermost thoughts and feelings; my deep secrets; my real-time triumphs and trials. I have even shared ...

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 ...

Stop

So, a girl walked into a bar... Just kidding. Well, I am not kidding, but, I'll get back to that. *** I just had a first.  For the first time since I started this blog, which was approximately 2,745 days ago, I stopped, mid-post, and said, to myself, "What are you doing? Why are you writing about this? This is not giving you ...

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; ...

A tree

Yesterday, I had one of those good mom days. I felt accomplished, as I took care of both my kids, alone, for the entire day. I took them on a playdate and it was great. The little one napped. We all got ice cream. I even ran errands. With them. Outnumbered. On the car ride home from the last ...

Two years after two lines.

Would you like to hear something funny? This morning, my husband had brunch with the members of his "eating club", as a farewell to the current Four Seasons breakfast before the hotel changes it's location. He, my dad, my brousins, my dad's best friend since high school and his sons have formed "The E-Street Supper Club" ...

In sickness and in health.

We were huddled together, sharing a tiny bed in the ER hallway, as the hospital was so crowded that there were no spare rooms. I was wearing a gown and motorcycle boots and he made a headrest for himself with his coat, so that he could lean against the nurse's station. We couldn't see most ...

That which is ours.

I am a Jewish girl who loves Christmas. I don't think I am particularly unique. I do not have a tree in my house, nor do we celebrate in any religious way. My child attends a Jewish preschool at a Synagogue. But Christmas is just the best. It's CHRISTMAS! I have gotten to experience true Christmas twice in my life: The ...

I have so much.

This weekend was the first that the fierce cold really whipped me in the bones. It has been dancing around, and gotten close, but this weekend it hit me, and got under my skin. We spent most of the time holed up at home, in our cozy fuzzy living room. When we went outside for some brief ...