The Best Mother’s Day Gift: My Children

Best Mother's Day Gift My Children

Yesterday was my son’s  7th birthday. Seven years ago, one week before Mother’s Day, he made me a mother. Four years later, one week after Mother’s Day, I became a mother again. This time, to a daughter. I was gifted with two amazing little people. There are some ways that bringing my babies into the {… Continue Reading …}

Our Trip to the National Museum of Play

museum of play

Last week the kids and I played hookie we took a field trip to Rochester to visit a friend and go to the National Museum of Play. That place is seriously awesome. I can’t even put into words all they have to offer, so I will let them do the talking. You’re never too big {… Continue Reading …}

Little Old Ladies

Little Old Ladies

Little Old Ladies. Who used to meet their friends for coffee at Woolworth’s. Who would wrap their restaurant leftovers in napkins and put them in their purse. Who used their caring insightfulness to help guide us through our troubles. Who we named our babies after. Remember them? I do. I’ve been struck, lately, by this {… Continue Reading …}

Eight Hopes and Dreams for Two Kids

beautiful-babies-by-elaine-griffin-designs

It occurred to me around Mother’s Day that I have never really sat down and thought about my hopes and dreams for my kids. Of course, I want the obvious things that we all want for our kids – health, happiness, etc, but I’ve never participated in any deeper reflection, because, frankly, in general, it’s {… Continue Reading …}

Gotta Have that Funk?

George Clinton, courtesy of Wikipedia

I’m in a funk. When did this happen? When I took a vacation. And didn’t work, or blog, or be on the computer at all, really. Which is wonderful, but I got out of a groove, and into a funk, and not of the George Clinton variety. And now I have all of these things {… Continue Reading …}