This morning, a virtually empty post-vacation fridge had me braving the grocery store with all three kids in tow. While this usually results in a lot of reprimanding and swearing that I’ll never (ever) do it again, today was different. The kids decided to play a game Big’s friend taught him recently called Sweet or […]
Dear Big, The truth is, I didn’t need the calendar to remind me that you’ve grown another whole year. I see it each day in your broadening shoulders, hear it a bit too often in the tweenish edge of your words, and feel it whenever I look down to talk to you and realize that, […]
The other day, I was walking through the grocery store parking lot with all three of my kids. Because I was distracted by the usual chaos of reminding everyone to hold hands, look for cars, and get their fingers out of their noses, I was surprised to hear a voice behind me. “That was me, […]
Last week, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, a friend’s post caught my attention. It wasn’t your average, “Thanks for the bday wishes!” Though it was her birthday. It was about a gift that she ended up giving to someone else on her special day. A little something that made a big difference. […]
Yesterday Little became a bit less…well, little. He turned 5. 5! I’m not really sure why, but I loved referring to him as my 4-year old and I’m kind of having trouble coming to terms with this number.