The Case for Mother’s Day

Surely we don't need a commercialized holiday like Mother's Day to tell us when to celebrate the mothers in our lives. No need to buy into this forced appreciation nonsense, right? We should celebrate and appreciate mothers every day! Uh huh. We should eat five servings of vegetables, floss and take 10,000 steps every day... Continue Reading →

Blowing Bubbles

There was a time when I was moon, sun, and stars to my boys. Their days began and ended with me: a morning hug around the neck, a goodnight kiss in the dark. It was exhausting, but it was also gloriously uncomplicated. These days their need for me grows more nuanced by the hour. I... Continue Reading →

Thank You for NOT Being a Friend; an Open Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, Thanks for saying 'no'. Thanks for setting a curfew. At the time I thought it was ridiculous. Looking back? It seems pretty damn reasonable. Thanks for following through. Surrendering the keys to my car sucked...but you said it would happen if I did X. I did X. It would sound trite to... Continue Reading →

Teaching My Kids To Fish

...give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.** Sometimes in the dead dark of night I worry. I worry about a lot of the same things most mothers worry about. Whether I've peeled enough carrot sticks for lunch. Whether I've remembered to sign the field trip permission form. Whether I've forgotten some major life event my kids will be traumatized by... Continue Reading →

A Decade in the Trenches: 10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years as a Parent

Not that long ago, we celebrated my son's tenth birthday. A milestone for him and another notch on the parenting belt for me. You have to trust me when I say there were days when I didn't think either one of us would make it here. There was the dramatic, traumatic delivery and subsequent two weeks... Continue Reading →

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