I like it when they’re sick. When the demands of the day come to a sudden, screeching halt. I like it when they’re sick. When their small bodies lean into mine, heavy and feather light at once. I like it when they’re sick. When it’s completely acceptable, expected even, to stay in our pajamas all day. I […]
I’m always wary when strangers come to the door, so one Saturday when an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into our driveway, I was instantly on alert. When a Stranger Came Calling A young man in his late teens or early twenties, with unkempt, curly hair exited the passenger seat, and an attractive middle aged woman in […]
This time of year always gets me thinking about Mary. Not just about the pictures of her we see in the nativity scenes that pop up everywhere in December, but about what it must have been like to be her. What Would It Be Like to Raise a Perfect Son? Before I go any further, […]
It’s been one of those weeks. You know what I’m talking about. The ones where the kids seem to be in some twisted competition to see who can make Mom lose it first. I’m sad to say, they’re all in the running. The youngest has developed the disgusting habit of spitting to display her annoyance […]
If this is your first time joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, click here to find out what it’s all about. Week 37: Gone Baby Gone I realized something this week. It’s a realization that’s been coming all summer, but it finally crystallized this week. I’ll back up a bit. Every spring since […]
It’s been a hard day. Kids squawking and squabbling. Too much noise, not enough peace. I remember my first night as a mom. After everyone went home and I was alone with my hours old baby. How I marveled at his silky soft skin. His tiny, perfect features. The way he knew exactly where to […]
She is learning that letting go can be scary and exciting, but most of all, necessary.