Category: family

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 …

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 …

Six Months Later

Well, it’s happened. I haven’t written anything in so long that I feel bad about it. It’s partially because Katie Rubin started writing a mom blog that is so good, it basically made me never want to write again. It’s also partially because KIDS. TWO KIDS. My last post, interestingly …

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 …