Two Stories of 2013

It's the last day of 2013 and I really, really want to write a post. I have a lot of other things on my to do list today but for now they wait. Big moments of 2013 ... let's see. There were a couple milestone birthdays. My son turned one and I turned 35. Then... Continue Reading →

Splintered

Being a mom is weird. Half the time I still feel like I'm the kid. Like I'm pretending to be a grownup. Like I'm playing house. So when is it that I actually start feeling like a grownup? Does that ever happen? Yesterday morning Cara got a small splinter in her finger. It was her... Continue Reading →

On Turning 35

I'm 35 today. I was thinking yesterday about my last milestone birthday. I took a vacation to Hawaii with some friends. It was an awesome way to celebrate 30. But one of the reasons I decided to take a trip was so that I wasn't disappointed with whatever people did (or didn't) do for my... Continue Reading →

19 Months and 10 Days

That's how long it took Cara to take her first steps. We have been waiting for this day for a long time, so when it finally arrived, it called for immediate celebration. We dropped everything and went out for gelato. (We thought that her first gelato was an appropriate treat for the little Italian.) When... Continue Reading →

On Parenting

As the mother of a 16-month-old and another on the way, I've been thinking a lot of the kind of parent I want to be. How much do I shelter my kids from the world? How much do I let them learn things "the hard way?" How much do I protect them? What is my... Continue Reading →

Motherhood by Immersion

In the final few weeks before BabyGio arrives, I've been surrounding myself with as many babies as possible. I figure it's kind of like learning a language by immersion.So last week my sister brought her kiddos for a picnic lunch at the park across the street. Moriah, my six-month-old niece, got to experience the bliss... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Little Burrito

Well, the news is out and all I have to say is ... FINALLY!See I have this little issue with keeping my mouth shut, especially when I'm excited about something. And it doesn't get much more exciting than this ...They told us a few weeks ago and it's been killing me to not say anything.... Continue Reading →

Party Time!

Tomorrow we have our party-for-the-wedding-that's-not-a-shower. There will be men there, specifically Chris, and I've been informed that men "don't do showers."So it's a ... party. Yeah. A party.I told him there would be lots of food there and that convinced him. He said he'd eat himself into a coma.Seriously, though, I'm finally getting excited! Things... Continue Reading →

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