Category: parenthood

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …