Monthly Archives: May 2013

A New Chapter

Yesterday was one of those days. You know the ones when you’re being the worst possible version of yourself? I was a bear: grumpy, short with the kids, annoyed with every little thing. The worst part was that I recognized my bad mood, knew it was ridiculous, but still didn’t pull myself out of it. […]

Letters to My Children: Part Three

Dear Annelise, One year ago today I woke up early, showered and dressed, kissed your brothers goodbye, shed a few tears, and headed to the hospital. I checked in, got set-up in a room, met several nurses and doctors, made nervous chitchat with Daddy, and headed to the OR. I waited and shivered while the […]

Letters to My Children: Part Two

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Dear Eli, Today is Mother’s Day. It couldn’t be a more fitting day to celebrate such an occasion because five years ago today, on May 12th, 2008, you came into the world, making my lifelong dream of being a mommy come true. You are only a day older than you were yesterday, but for some […]

The Truth About Parenting

Maybe I shouldn’t admit this since I write a blog, but here goes: I rarely read blogs. There are one or two that I stay up-to-date on, but I don’t have a long list of bloggers who I’m committed to following. I also don’t often read the blogs or articles that friends share on Facebook […]