Thoughtful Parenting

Thank you to Thoughtful Parenting for this feature and for the chance to don my "Becca the author" hat. Thank you to Wendy for the beautiful interview. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your tribe and for your willingness to be a part of mine. Please enjoy this article (and image) as ...

Why am I so scared?

Dear friend, I hope this finds you well. Or, you know, as well as possible during this time. I hope you are finding yourself with as much health, both physical and mental, as one can muster. This time is (well, I don’t want to be trite, and refer to this time as “unprecedented” so I will, instead, use ...

COVID19 is making me feel like a bad mom.

(What I have done for the last 2 months: yoga every day. What I have not done for the last 2 months: felt, in any way, relaxed, calm, peaceful, or zen.) *** try (verb):  make an attempt or effort to do something; an attempt to achieve or attain.  trying (adjective): difficult or annoying; hard to endure. Has any other homonym been more applicable during ...

My children have a different accent than I do

"Now, everyone, take out your R and J," said Mr. Segal, as he paced, slowly but excitedly, at the front of the classroom. It was 2000. Mr. Segal was my high school English teacher, and he emanated passion an inspiration as only supremely gifted high school English teachers do. I was lucky enough to have him for both ...

Important Things

As I promised earlier this week, I would be sharing some fun, some not-fun and some important things with you. And then the week happened. And do you know what that means? We had MORE fun, and not-fun, and important things. So, I will tell you one of each. Fun  Growing up, my family had a tradition: The QC. Every ...

To persist.

Just when I thought that my daughter could not possibly amaze me more... I write this post while covered in dirt and a light sprinkling of mud; my hands are so tired that it is making the act of typing difficult; I feel achy in my abdominal muscles and back; my nose is red from being a bit cold; ...

Good Mom

Do you remember that day when I said that I was a really good mom? Well, right now, I am giving myself another double high five. Thumbs up emoji. And why? Because I just chopped up a head of cauliflower, drizzled it with oil, seasoned it and then stuck it in a hot oven to roast for dinner. **** In ...

There was nothing there.

I just woke up and my skin felt clammy, a unique phenomenon for someone who is perpetually cold. My heart was beating quickly. My brain seemed foggy and it took me a few extra seconds to shake the sleep from my head. My hand was on my bare stomach. There was nothing there. *** Last week, I was out to lunch ...

Something to Talk About

So, earlier tonight, my mom and I were having a phone conversation. And, while we were chatting, the baby began a full fledged blab session. Let me just say, this little girl is a blabbermouth of the first order. Takes one to know one. As my mom and I were trying to catch-up (read: do some yenta-ing) This kid was ...

You know those days when you realize that you fit perfectly into your favorite pair of jeans again, and are feeling kind of good about yourself when you look in the mirror and head out the door? You do? Okay, then you must also know that those days are also the days when your daughter inevitably decides to ...