The Wild for the Wonderful.

To get the full feeling of this post you should probably turn up this song like I did while I wrote it.  Or this one – which I switched to after I listened to the first one 3748943651923 times.  ____________________ Today is a soaking wet day for introspection. For soul-searching melancholy. For the open-mouthed baby…

My Top Ten Mama Must-Haves.

Exactly one year ago I was making a baby registry. I was six months pregnant and dreaming about her little face, the nursery and all the other things that make up my life now (the real thing has proven harder but significantly better than my daydreams). I spent hours registering. Pouring over options. Trying to…

On Mothering.

Mothering. The dictionary definition of motherhood is spot-on (for once) and stunning in its profound simplicity; “to bring up a child with care and affection”. That’s all there is to it and yet, oh, how much is encompassed in those two words!  Care and affection. Care and affection. Care and affection. It would seem, and…

The Magic.

Evie’s growing up. While far from a teenager and even farther from an adult she’s not that far from a toddler and then a child. She’s a busy, curious seven-month old that want’s to see everything, touch everything, examine everything and be…well, everywhere. I love that about her. I love the sheer energy that makes…

Life Lately.

It took typing up a silly post about cloth diapering for me to realize how much joy and identity I find in writing. I feel I haven’t fully accepted, grieved or processed something (anything) until I’ve found a way to put it into words. It’s a necessary challenge for me – the act of pairing…

Reviewed: Alvababy Cloth Diapers.

So, I’m diving back into blogging after a three-month hiatus with a post about…cloth diapers. I understand if this is only of marginal interest to the faithful ones who read this blog. However, if you’re a mom (or mom-to-be) who is considering cloth diapering – well, this is for you. I was a reluctant convert…

For Thomas: On the Occasion of our Second Anniversary.

Sweetheart, This year has changed our lives. Last year at this time, just a day before our first anniversary, we found out we were expecting our precious girl and now, as I write this, our three-month old daughter is asleep next to me. ((Oh wait, a pair of tiny, blue eyes just popped open ;))….

The Days of Small Things.

The days are filled with small things. Tiny milestones where the miles are more like inches and the stones the size of pebbles. Your accomplishments are written in big letters on the to-do list to make it seem like you’ve finished more (why do you feel the need to justify doing only the little things…

Today, she does.

Ten months of time stretched thin the skin across my stomach. My womb cradled a body that holds an eternal soul. Her tiny limbs left their mark; red, claw lines running from my navel to my hip. Tom traces them gently. “These are victory lines” he says, “they are proof you held her safe until…

What if we couldn’t stop?

I woke up angry today. On Friday a typhoon that took an estimated 10,000 lives made landfall in the Philippines. While it’s being covered in the news (kindof/sortof) do you know what’s tearing up opinion pages and headlines? Miley Cyrus smoking a joint onstage at the MTV EMA’s. We’ve got to stop fixating our attention…