Author: Ellen Condon Macy

Two Years Old

Today my baby girl, my firstborn, my darling Willow is two years old. The other day I was organizing her dresser.  Old clothes out, new clothes in.  As I folded away everything that said 18 months, I realized that in a few days we would no longer count months.  I lifted one more set …

Slowing Down

If you knew how mind-numbingly boring so many of my days feel, you’d probably raise an eyebrow at the title of this post.  (I would.) But I don’t mean “slowing down” in relation to speed. I really try to be as present as possible for my kids, but I admit …

2014

The year will be over in less than 12 hours. I’m going to get right to the point. I am 31, married with two children and cannot avoid the fact that I am a full-fledged adult any longer.  And as scary and weird and great as that is – I think …

*A final word on breastfeeding

And then may I never write about it again.  Seriously. It struck me at some point over the last few months that not everyone who reads my blog knows me personally.  Taking that into consideration, I figured it would be worthwhile to put my thoughts on breastfeeding to bed.  I’ve already …

Violet Isabel Macy

Spoiler alert:  This story has a happy ending. I never reached a point in my first pregnancy when I was “over it”.  It was new, it was exciting, and the cold weather kept me comfortable.  This pregnancy was a different story.  I was heavier than before, the summer heat was …

Only Child

I am 35 weeks pregnant today.  That means my unborn baby is about the size of a honeydew melon.  It also means that Willow will be an only child for another 5 weeks (or fewer). I’ve obviously been thinking about this a lot, but now that I’m down to the …