It’s a simple truth: Parenting little ones is an up-close-and-personal kind of thing. From the moment I wake up in the morning, to the moment I kiss that last sleepy head goodnight (for the eleventh time), I’m in someone’s business. Or they’re in mine. Whether I’m changing a diaper, or someone is accompany me to […]
Oh, sure, there’s a lot I could write about my birthday boy. That’s right, Big turned 7 — yes, 7! — on Saturday. That boy with his tender heart, boundless spirit, insightful observations, as well as strength of character and body is constantly inspiring (and challenging) me as a mom. But for some reason this […]
The past week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride for Big. And me. He’s been trying to deal with the stress of school work and evolving friendships. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to hold his hand, protect his heart, and come to terms with the fact that […]
Having a baby the third time around, you might think that each milestone would be a little less, well, milestone-ish. But in a funny way, it’s all the more poignant. You have new measures for how quickly time goes, so you want to hold on a bit longer to each moment. To each itty-bitty babyism.
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 […]