The Dark Side

It started with the covers. This morning, from 7:00am - 7:25am, I had the privilege of sharing my side of the bed with a tall, red-headed child who will turn four in exactly one week. My husband had left early for the day, my daughter had already made her way downstairs, and so it was just ...

Something Funny

Here's a joke for you: "Why is a computer so smart? It listens to its Motherboard!" *** OK, so I am notorious for being terrible at telling jokes. Don't get me wrong; I think that I am FUNNY AF. I just can't seem to do the whole "What is the definition of a sweater?" thing. See? Even that made no sense. (Just ...

The Never Podcast

When it comes to my tribe, I am so lucky. I have said it before and I will say it again. I feel so grateful that my best friends, with whom I speak to regularly, send me texts saying, "You NEED to publish a new episode of the podcast! I miss your voice!" They know my stories. They do hear my ...

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) ...

That moment when…

...your little girl sits on the floor of her brother's bedroom and reads, with finesse and ease, the very first book that was ever read to her. I thought that this was poignant but, my goodness. I feel wistful, and I feel proud but, most of all, I feel the magic.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Some stories are long. They make for long posts. Some stories feel long. And they are so exhausting that they make for short posts. This one is the latter. *** I have written so much about Valentine's Day over the years; I have written about love and gratitude; I have told stories of our past; Last year's post was particularly fun (and reminds me ...

The temperature also rises.

After 12 wonderful days of holiday break, my daughter finally got to go back to school on Monday. She was so excited; she had missed her friends and teachers a lot. We are two days in to the new year and, wouldn't you know it, she is home sick again. She woke up late last night, crying for ...

My Shop is Closed

(via Ramshackle Glam's Pinterest Page) ser·en·dip·i·ty ˌserənˈdipitē noun noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. *** Yesterday, I read a post that brought me to tears. My girl Jordan over at Ramshackleglam wrote the most beautiful piece entitled, "Not So Brave", about the impending (like, this week) birth of her ...

The Magnificent Seven, The Son Edition.

Looking back, I found the note I wrote to my daughter when she turned seven months, a love letter detailing milestones in her life and expressing my profound love. Today is my son's seventh month birthday, and so, for him I shall do the same. Dearest baby, My sweetness; My light. Today you are seven months old. A magnificent ...