A Piece of Home Again

I will be flat out lying if I said my boys, just two years apart, get along all the time. Sometimes it’s a daily war over the littlest things. Part of it is that they are so different from each other. One goes fast, the other slow. One likes bold flavors… the other, nothing but vanilla. “I want a different brother!!!” … More A Piece of Home Again

Fearlessly Beautiful

“Am I beautiful, Mommy?” my almost five year old asks. She spins in a second-hand, slightly faded dress. Her hair’s a bit of a tangled nest from just waking up, and her sash is untied, hanging loose around her. She is young, but already soaking in so much of the world around her. Maybe too much. I think, how? How in … More Fearlessly Beautiful

We Will Burn the Cookies

I only wanted to make some heart-shaped cookies. But that day, I walked into my daughter’s preschool class with cookies that looked like blobs. I marvel at those of you who actually like to cook. I find it amazing that for some of you, baking cookies makes you happy. At times I do come up with something I’m slightly proud of – but I confess, I cook, … More We Will Burn the Cookies

The Only Way to Fly Free

My girl is brave. She runs. She climbs. She torpedoes through the kiddie pool. She rescues her dollies from dire illnesses. She picks up pincher bugs with her bare little hands. She lives life full. But every now and then, she isn’t so sure. Yesterday at the park, while perched on the big kid swing, she said quietly, “Mommy, I just feel a little bit … More The Only Way to Fly Free