Category: love

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 …

What It’s Like to Be a Dad

I’ve started writing two blog posts since Willow has been born, all having something to do with what it’s like to become a father, and both times after a few paragraphs I’ve crumbled under the gravity of the subject.  How can words express something so intangible?  But I am determined. For …

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 …

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 …

Exquisite Pain

I was recently inducted into a private club.  It’s not terribly exclusive, as there are only two requirements for membership:  you have to be a woman, and you have to be a mother.  That’s right!  Its motherhood.  Or, as I have been referring to it; the society of exquisite pain. …