During a 45 minute elementary classroom observation today, I was treated to a theatrical, energetic ELA teacher with an obvious love for what she does. The children, 23 of them, were dissecting their recent chapter […]
Yesterday I took a road trip to Augusta, GA, with my Mom and Dad. And the best part of a road trip with 70somethings? Decades old memories that arise. Especially as we were squeezing through […]
It was 5:15 pm on a cold Friday in early November. I had spent about 4 hours at the kids’ school that day (2 different trips), with ever present 3 year old Juli by my […]
She giggles and calls herself “Mama’s Backpack”, happy to hop on and tag along wherever I go.
She never complains. Seldom cries. I can count on two hands the number of meltdowns she’s ever had. She’s obedient to the point that it’s humorous. And a tad frightening. Perhaps the universe just took mercy on me after Caleb.
Today is her 3rd year well visit at the doctor.
Tomorrow she has to have a cavity filled at the dentist. First kid cavity of my motherhood experience. I’m not looking forward to it.
The clock on the microwave read 7:23 am. Three year old Juli, wearing bedhead and a night tee, walked up and whimpered “Somssing…hurt…me.” She tried to crawl in my lap. Then stopped. Dressed in a […]
Ten years ago today I was a new SAHM, nine weeks pregnant with my first baby, Jack. I have no idea what I did on Oct. 18, 2007. Probably went to the fair. Wrote a […]
Beyond grief, jealousy may be the darkest emotion to stumble upon. And with furious fighting, faster bleeds the wound. Sept. 30, 2007: CSD, a national deaf communications non-profit, finalized SC layoffs. The next few days […]
My Quaker Parrot Petrie died. You know those moments in life that freeze and replay on loop over and over in our heads, causing our hearts to yearn for a redo? Last night was one […]
I’m standing in Walmart having a slight panic attack. I’m looking at an array of thick, glorious workbooks for preschool and kindergarten children. I love workbooks. Seven year old Maggie does too. Nine year old […]