Author: Ellen Condon Macy

The Body Beautiful

I’ve become one of those women.  You know, the ones who look at pictures of themselves when they were younger – maybe early 20s – and say, “UGH.  I looked so good.” The irony is (it always is!), at the time, I didn’t think I looked good.  Or at least, …

Goodnight, My Someone

I get asked one particular question a lot. “Do you sing to the baby?” The short answer to that question is – yes, of course I sing to her!  I started singing to her before she was born! The longer answer, if I’m being totally honest, is that most of …

The Best of All Possible Worlds

May 21st was a beautiful day in Brooklyn.  Tom and I had recently discussed me getting out of the house more, so I took a walk.  It felt kind of significant. Since Willow’s birth every day has been a kind of dichotomy for me.  I love being her mama and …

(Mis)Adventures in Attachment Parenting

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” kind of girl.  I’m not very flexible and I hate change.  It’s not one of my finer qualities.  I tend to set impossibly high standards for myself and inevitably fall short of whatever picture perfect scenario I envisioned.  So let’s talk about attachment …

A Letter to my Friend

In my room I have a folder that is filled with treasured notes.  Some are from ex-boyfriends, some are from co-stars, and two are from you.  One you wrote me when we were in college.  You had an assignment to write a letter of appreciation to someone who makes a …

Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen

If you have a baby, or know anyone who has a baby, then you know its pretty difficult to get out of the house.  If you don’t know, I’m telling you now!  Its hard!  It requires a lot of organization that I don’t necessarily have.  If we’re running late for …