Dear Timo, Every year on your birthday, I look at photos of you, and I marvel… and cry. Somehow, in the blink of an eye, you have… Read more “A letter to my son on his 5th birthday”
Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy.
For lots of reasons, I figured we were just done. Chief among those reasons is the fact that I’m not enthusiastic about becoming a mom of a newborn, again, at the age of 38.
My husband and I consider having a third kid. It feels like a secret that I shouldn’t share. I can feel the judgements coming on. People close to… Read more “This is What the Truth Looks Like: Considering a Third”
Dear Baby, Well. Here we are. Still living in the same body. I can’t say I thought I would be blogging this week – I figured that… Read more “Dear Baby, You Are Wise”
I don’t usually announce my maternity to the world within the first few weeks, but then, I don’t usually find out I’m pregnant unexpectedly. In the… Read more “Five Ways the Third Pregnancy Is Different”
Have you ever noticed how much people delight in telling you, “Your life is REALLY over now!” once you become a parent? Scratch that – it actually… Read more “My life is REALLY over now: Part 23948732”
To my Baby: My beautiful, tiny, pink, wrinkly, chicken-legged, newborn baby. You are one. It’s such a strange feeling. It seems like just yesterday when I became… Read more “Happy Birthday… to us”
On the day my daughter was born, my bladder woke me just after 5:00 am. I was alone in bed; my lawnmower-caliber snoring had driven my husband… Read more “My daughter’s birth story, in honor of her first birthday”
I plagiarized a book when I was Kindergarten. I re-drew the illustrations, inserted my own version of the narrative, and assembled the pages for my teacher… Read more “The Writer, the Third Child, and Some Things Left Unfinished.”