Ushering in a new era of Christmas

The girls had some unusual requests this Christmas.   My girls are not baby doll mommying, princess tea partying girly girls. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; they’ve just always preferred dinosaurs to dolls and cars to teacups, all of which we have. But their version of “Baby Boy and Baby Girl” is more […]

You are not alone in this

I remained pretty quiet on Friday after reading the news of Newtown, CT. I read most of my friends’ status updates about how heartbroken they were about the tragedy, but I remained silent. I didn’t know what to say. I hugged my kids. I overlooked more messes than usual. I let them have cookies when […]

That Christmas

I was 7 months pregnant with Zoe for Rachel and Claire’s second Christmas in 2009. I don’t remember a lot about that holiday, other than being tired and uncomfortable. What I do remember is that particular Christmas was not a joyous season for me. I was exhausted and devoid of Christmas spirit. Decorations were sparse because […]