New Year…Still You

Do you remember being asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I remember spouting off answers as a child: a veterinarian! An astronaut! A librarian! It never dawned on me to really think about this question

Love What Matters

Today, you are two.
Today, you have low pigtails, hair in your eyes and a gap between your teeth.
Today, you can say almost any word, with your garbled, expanding vocabulary.

A Letter to My Former Self

Three peas in a vacation pod.
Dear Rea,
You really need to start blogging regularly.
You need to explain to your daughter that sleeping more than two hours at a time is more than acceptable at this age.

Have Child, Will Travel

A Sunday walk with my girl.
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
NOON
I sat in the green room, tapping my heels on the floor. The fake leather vest I had bought at H&M clung to my shoulder blades. I was already sticky with sweat.

Breast Friends Forever

Sophie, drinking her midday smoothie.
I recently saw one of my best single girlfriends (shocker!) and of course, Sophie was in tow.

9 Months In, 9 Months Out

Happy 9 months!
Dear Sophie,
Today, you are nine months old. Today, you sit, playing independently with your toys, screaming “Mama” anytime anyone comes within two feet of you.