I ran a race this weekend, a 5k.
I was about to write “just a 5k” and stopped myself.
I first started running almost 10 years ago, when I was going through my divorce. I had met a girl named Kim through another friend of mine, and Kim was part of a running group in […]
Nothing like an almost three-month belated birthday letter. But I finally finished Isabelle’s fourth letter. And she can’t read yet, so she won’t know it’s so late!
Happy birthday, my darling girl!
Wow, you are four! I’m going to start this letter with a story from your fourth year, mostly because it is funny […]
So, the Listen to Your Mother show was last Saturday. A week has gone by, and I think I’m still letting it sink in. To say it was life changing and empowering seems trite, or somehow not enough, though it’s certainly true. I feel so honored and grateful to have been part of the […]
My darling daughter,
You are 1 year old! A whole year! Wow! Happy birthday!
A while ago, I decided that I want to write you a letter each year on your birthday. To put words around who you are at that point in time and to express how much I love you and how you […]
My sister and her husband are expecting their first baby in nine days. I remember that tail-end of pregnancy very well – feeling swollen in body and anticipation, telling myself, “any day, any day, we’ll get to meet our little girl any day.”
They have no idea how their lives are about to change, but […]
Wow, did I ever need this past weekend. I’ve never been a huge fan of winter, but the last two years in Baltimore have been very mild, and I spent the 11 years before that in Atlanta, where contrary to popular belief, it does actually get cold. It’s just that winter in Georgia typically just […]
My daughter gave me a hickey.
Luckily it’s on my arm and not my neck, so I can avoid the “aren’t you a little old for that?” looks.
I was sitting on the couch, peacefully reading and enjoying a glass of wine under the assumption that Isabelle, whom I had just nursed and put to […]
When I started the third trimester of my pregnancy, my doctor gave me a terrifying 10-page packet entitled, “Getting Ready for Labor.” After hiding it under the magazines on our coffee table for a couple days (denial at its finest), I finally clenched my teeth and read it cover to cover and then gave it […]
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