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Last week my daughter’s preschool hosted a costume parade and party.  So, after several months of listening to her tell me that she would really like a “Chinese rainbow dragon” costume please, I finally cranked one out. As you can see, →MORE...

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...

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 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...

Apr 16, 2012
Charlotte is and always has been a climber.  She doesn’t run as quickly as other children her age, she cannot balance on a skateboard or ride a two-wheel bicycle without training wheels or catch a ball someone throws at her…but oh, →MORE...