Author: Ellen Condon Macy

Summer is ending.

I could feel it – smell it – in the air early this morning, before the sun rose, as I walked through the apartment. The windows were open all night and the cool air blowing in was changing everything. I actually found myself trying to resist that feeling that the …

The Longest Shortest Time

I’ve got about 1 week of pregnancy left. I say this with relative certainty, because I have decided to be induced at 39 weeks gestation. There’s always a sense of finality at the end of a pregnancy – you know that baby can’t stay in there forever – but this is the first time I’ve …

Anxiety is a Mother

Last year on Willow’s 3rd birthday, she came down with the norovirus. We had a wonderful morning, put her down for her nap, and then…well…things went downhill. That night Violet caught it. And then two days later, when it seemed like the virus had cleared our house, I caught it. It was a …

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Today is an important day. Kelly Marie is joining the 32 club, y’all! Here’s the kicker: We became friends on this day 20 years ago. 20 YEARS!!!!! I’m fudging my dates a little here, because our friendship did technically start a couple of weeks before her birthday. My first day of …

My Favorite Sound

I have a favorite sound. There are many sounds I love, of course – the constant, calming backdrop of the waves outside the Dille Camp on Martha’s Vineyard come to mind instantly, since we just spent a glorious 10 days there. I also love the many sounds my adorable daughters …

One Year Old

I think that I should probably just give up trying to explain how my kids make me feel. My whole little family, really – my kids, my husband – big picture stuff. I’m completely overwhelmed with beauty and love. Several times over the last year we have been reminded of …