Today marks a decade that I’ve been a mom. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around it — to come up with the just-right thing to say about the journey to this milestone momiversary. But it turns out the complex truth isn’t just in my head or heart. It’s singing in a silly voice […]
Nothing says back-to-school madness like a Facebook feed full of smiling faces holding sweet signs exclaiming, “First day of 2nd grade!” or “I’m in preschool now!” And today, as my boys are off enjoying(?!) their first days—one in kindergarten, one in 3rd grade—my page is quite obviously missing that milestone picture. Not because I don’t […]
Dear Big, I’m guessing you don’t even realize it, but as we drove to your birthday dinner on Saturday night, you gave me an enormous gift.
Another year has flown by and there are fewer and fewer signs of the baby we welcomed into our home and hearts six years ago. The quiet, slow-to-warm boy is now a strong, boisterous, opinionated (ok, so he’s always been that) kid. And while he’s not as cuddly as he used to be, he’s always […]
This week held two big milestones for our family. Pink turned 9 months—that’s right, ¾ of a year! And Big finally decided to take the training wheels off his bike. Both have me a bit emotional. Where has the time gone? How did they get so big, so fast? But both also have me grateful […]