Family rhythms

In the early months of this pregnancy, most of the daily rhythms that I had gradually established with Charlotte went out the window, but lately Donald and I have been working to reinstitute them. One of the hardest ones to get →MORE...

Jul 16, 2012
Charlotte’s birthday is on Friday. “How do we have a birthday?” she asked me late last week when I told her that she would be turning three. We considered a variety of different ways to institute birthday traditions this year.  Should →MORE...

Jul 03, 2012
She was sipping her milk and then, in the blink of an eye, the milk was everywhere.  She looked devastated. “Oh boy!  Would you look at that puddle of milk!” I said.  “I’ll bet it’s a lot of fun to play →MORE...

The antibiotics that I was prescribed on Tuesday night kicked in within the first twenty-four hours.  I still have mild discomfort, which I suppose means that the bladder infection is still being fought off, but overall I feel much better.  Normal →MORE...

Mar 05, 2012
Donald is holding her in his arms and she is screaming.  It is bedtime, we told her, and she does not want to go to sleep.  She straightens her body, flails her limbs wildly, and fills the bedroom with LOUD. I →MORE...