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This morning, I woke up. That’s a good start already. I was a whole year older than yesterday, but I didn’t feel a single sensation different. When I opened the bathroom door upon finishing my birthday shower, my girls were holding flowers and presents and wearing smiles and giggles, screeching “Happy Birthday Mommy” in pure […]

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This is Two

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This is Two Two says he’s eighty or sometimes says he’s four Then he laughs uproariously until he’s rolling on the floor Two is wiggly, silly, and wild but sometimes shy and likes to hide Two says “I’m ok”, every time he falls And likes to chat on the phone no matter who calls Two […]

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There are countless experiences and offerings for littles, but my favorite are the ones that bring something magical to life. As we are quite fond of mischievous and fiery Eloise, I was delighted to stumble upon her dwelling. Even though she’s not truly there, her presence most certainly is. As glamorous as she, nestled in […]

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This is Four

This is four. Silly and giggly and often wild. Four is still a sweet baby in the body of a child. Four is bumpy and ouchy and stumbles and falls. She’s naturally high and bounces off walls. Four is tender, gentle, and kind. Four is a thinker and has a beautiful mind. Four is sometimes […]

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I did & I do

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He surprises me. In all kinds of ways. Like when he steps over something that’s been dropped without even seemingly seeing it. He surprises me when he leaves his clothes in a pile where he undresses. I’m pretty astonished when I send him with a list of four things and he forgets three of them. […]

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This is six

This is six

This is six. Inquisitive and curious, witty and smart. Six is loving and nurturing and has a big heart. Six grows more independent every day. Six feels strong and willful and likes things her way. Six is wild and giggly, silly and wiggly. Six can argue and sometimes be offended, Six gets hurt feelings that […]

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Wait…

“WAIT!”…I want to scream. “Do you have your bag and your lunch? Did you use the bathroom? Did you get a drink?” “WAIT!…Do you remember mommy’s number and your address? Don’t tell anyone, but just remember it. It’s ok to say Hi to new friends, but don’t talk to strangers (like that’s not confusing seeing […]

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When Firsts are Lasts

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When he was born, his head of full dark straight hair was his noticeably outstanding feature. Within the first few months of his life, his hair departed in small tufts until he was entirely bald. Despite reassurance, I cried and I worried that it wouldn’t grow back. But it did. And when it did, it […]

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A Silent Wish for Light

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As for most people, the devastating events of December 14, 2012 have chilled me to the core, seeped deeply into my heart, and rattled my sense of being. I question whether the physical proximity, being a mom to young children, or being a mental health caregiver compound my awareness and inability to refrain from thinking […]

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Holding on to one another’s hand…Tryn’ to get away FROM MOMMY! Every so often there are these glimpses I get, like shooting stars, where the world stands still around them. I feel awestruck and privileged to be watching, as everything else blurs, they come into heightened focus. In that momentary flash, I am witness to […]

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