Parenthood

On the first day of her life, I laid her on my belly and let her search for milk.  She quieted and focused her efforts.  She sniffed, mewed, and propelled her body forward until she came to my nipple.  Exhausted by →MORE...

Jul 20, 2012
“How do you want to celebrate your birthday tomorrow?” I asked her. “Maybe swinging,” she said.  Donald built and hung a tree swing in our backyard a few months ago.  Nearly everything about toddlers is perfectly lovely – the phrases they →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...

    -  I just like to spend so much time with you, Momma.  It will be better to cuddle when the baby is out.    -  Yeah, my belly does get in the way sometimes, huh?  But we can still →MORE...

Maybe the clouds or the stars or the weeds in my yard finally lined up just right.  Or maybe all those times I’ve had to help Charlotte blow dandelion seeds all over the yard finally paid off.  Or maybe someone just →MORE...