Tag: Writing

Mowers and Leaf Blowers

Jameson is 6. Maxwell is 16 months. Regardless of their age difference, they are both currently enthralled by the machinery lawn care and landscaping companies employ. “What’s that noise?” Jay will say if he hears even the faintest buzz of a blower. Max’s eyebrows… Continue Reading “Mowers and Leaf Blowers”

Travel Success

We recently went on a trip to Florida. It was a first for both boys. As I am not much of a long distance driving fan, we opted to fly. To prepare Jay for the big day, we did a lot of talking about… Continue Reading “Travel Success”

A Mother’s Day Reflection

Welcome, Maxwell! Jay is officially a big brother and absolutely stellar at it. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure a second baby was for us. It’s hard to think about how to share your love. Jay has been our focus for so long and… Continue Reading “A Mother’s Day Reflection”

2021 Reading List: Part II

It’s July 2021! What a year so far in life, work, and reading. Last year I read 46 books, just shy of my personal goal of 50. From historical fiction to self-help to fantasy, reading helps me unwind and explore new-to-me worlds and experiences.… Continue Reading “2021 Reading List: Part II”

A gift upon the world

Jay’s Spark   Today you are one day older than you were yesterday.  And tomorrow you will be one day older than you are today.  When you were born, you were small and needed special care.  From warm snuggles, to diaper changes, to help sewing… Continue Reading “A gift upon the world”

Love Is

A poem: Love is a shadow when we feel alone. Love is a line held fast to a stone.

Locked Out

In the moment, something unexpected feels heavy, scary, and stressful. We undergo a rainbow of emotions, a plethora of thoughts, and seconds or minutes of total blankness. But when the episode is over and the fog thins, there’s little left to do but breathe,… Continue Reading “Locked Out”

Mommy and Me Gymnastics

Jameson is in a Mommy and Me gymnastics class that meets once a week for about 50 minutes. This is our second round in the class after taking the month of January off due to illness (Ben and I were down for the count… Continue Reading “Mommy and Me Gymnastics”

The Top 5 Coffee Mugs You Can Buy

There’s something relaxing and almost nostalgic about wrapping your hands around a warm mug and looping your fingers through the handle.