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 ...

For the love of music.

This morning, one of my cherished new friends sent this video to me, to help chase some of my sick babies blues away. [youtube=http://youtu.be/XqLTe8h0-jo] She didn't know that The Beach Boys concert with my family was my favorite concert ever. EVER. She didn't know that "God only knows what I'd be without you." is the phrase that I ...

Two(s) Haikus.

For him, at bedtime. Eyes close in my arms; Remembering your blue hat. Always my boy, babe. For her, at wake up. Before the sun rose you tiptoed into my arms; Hearts beating in sync.

What makes it all worth it.

So, this is a tough week. I knew it would be, and it did not disappoint. I was haunted by ghosts, plagued by nightmares, and sometimes, I felt like I was drowning. It is hard for me to admit that in actual words, by the way--to confess that I feel weak and helpless and most ...