Her hair is pink and in dire need of a wash; her glasses are held together with masking tape, and there is nothing more beautiful than her out here in the spring sunshine, framed by just-budding trees, laughing her heart out. She is eleven years old, somewhere between little girl and teenager, and she makes […]
We are navigating these tricky waters of growing up, of fighting for independence while still being so very dependent.
Something magical happened yesterday when we all loaded into the van to run errands. I had a Thrilling Revelation.
She’s my best girl and I’m her favorite mommy, and yesterday, with her backpack on her back and her tummy a little fluttery, she told me she was too big to hold my hand. I took it with good grace, I guess. We were walking into her new school to meet her new teacher and […]
(A Tale of Motherhood) Last night, there was a thunderstorm in Tiny Town. Actually there was this random long series of storms and not-storms, with lightning and thunder rumbles, then quiet, then more lightning and thunder rumbles, then quiet. Then a huge crash that sent me flying out of bed to check on my daughter. […]
Do you ever wonder, when you stop for a moment and think, who’s teaching whom anyway?
2016 is filled with so many voices telling us what we are supposed to do, look like, act like, think. There are a million people all shouting for our attention . . .
Everywhere I look in my house there’s a mess that needs cleaning, a problem that needs solving, a person that needs loving.
Happy Birthday, Pooka. Mama loves you forever.
I found this list of questions and decided I needed to answer some of them. Because I want to write in my blog but don’t have anything else that I’m ready to say. 🙂 1. What did you do this year that you’re proud of? I don’t know if proud is the right word exactly, but […]