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”
My husband turned fifty earlier this month. I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way. I struggled with… Read more “Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty”
…a funny thing happens as you get older (besides hangovers becoming more painful): you start to prioritize things differently.
Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate my birthday. I do not know why I hate it, but I do. Even though I am very ok with not celebrating, people still insist on asking me what I want for gifts. This year, for my 30th birthday, I know exactly what I DON’T want. I do not want anyone to ask me these 10 things ever again…
My birthday is this weekend. I’m hoping to go out to dinner and I’d prefer sushi but I wouldn’t say no to a steak. Actually, I wouldn’t… Read more “Food and Forty”
Some of you may remember April 4, 2011 as the night that the UConn Husky men’s basketball team beat the underdog Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA tournament. Perhaps you… Read more “Baby Boy with the Blue Eyes”
One of my favorite traditions in December occurs one week prior to Christmas and has little to do with the holiday. In fact it is a celebration… Read more “94”
My sweet Caroline, It’s the night before your fifth birthday and I’m laying in bed thinking about how lucky I am to be the one who gets… Read more “A Letter To My Daughter On Her Fifth Birthday”