An Abundance of Caution

At the end of the day, it’s a flu. It’s not the Bubonic Plague; it’s not flesh-eating bacteria. But flu pandemics have taken out millions of people around the world for centuries, and in our highly mobile society, these things spread really fast. I wasn’t a news junkie until very recently. I’ve been reading about Coronavirus just […]

Fourth Trip Around The Sun

My sweet little love, you are four years old… Happiest Birthday to you! Four years together and you still amaze me every single day. Your boundless energy and positive spirit bring sunshine into everyday. I have so much fun with you! You have so many truly special qualities. Where do I even begin? For one, […]

First Last Day

It’s nearly midnight on the eve of your last day of preschool, my sweet boy. You started your first year of school last September, and here we are nine months later, about to enter and exit classroom 4A for the last time. I remember the night before your first day of school honestly as if […]


My sweet, smart, silly, serene, spectacular baby boy, you are three years old! Happy Birthday to you!!! Moms are always saying stuff like this, but it’s true… It seems like just yesterday that you were born. Seeing you for the very first time, my heart grew a thousandfold, and just when I think I can’t […]

Mr. Pink

I have a two year old. He happens to be a boy. He gets mistaken by strangers for a girl about 50 percent of the time. I correct those strangers about 10 percent of the time. It’s not always easy to tell who’s who when kids are young (and even sometimes when they’re old), and […]

Unpaid Intern

I read this description of parenting that really hit home: Unpaid Intern to Toddler. That’s it. That’s what I am. I can now update my LinkedIn profile because I have a suitable job title… Hooray! I love my son. God, I LOVE my son. I love him so much that on a daily basis, my […]

Two! Two!

Today is a very special day. My sweet, inquisitive, funny, strong, loving boy, you are two years old today. Happy Birthday to you!! Everybody is always telling me how fast childhood flies by and to cherish every moment. It’s true. Not long ago you were just being born, and now here you are, the goofiest, […]

Mother of Dragon

I’d heard stories about being a mother of a boy and to be prepared for a childhood filled with skinned knees and broken bones. This morning, I got initiated into the club as my sweet petite, at 19 months and 2 days old, got his first stitches. It’s hard as a parent not to beat […]

Happy Birthday

Today is your birthday, my sweet baby boy. You’re one year old today. ONE! I’m writing this for you. I’m writing this because I couldn’t let this day pass without telling you a million times how much I love you. And kissing you a million times. And hugging you a million times. (Which, between you […]