Consolation Prize

Being a mom is hard. There are no performance reviews, no standardized tests, or yearly award programs to tell you that what you are doing- anything you are doing- is working. It’s the stuff of sleepless nights: Does is matter? What am I doing with my life? Am I...

This is Exciting!

It’s what the kids kept saying to each other as we prepared for our photo shoot. “This is exciting!”  They say it like it’s said in a kid history episode which makes it even funnier. So, without further ado, the photo! That’s right!  No...

Nine

Tess really has been counting down to her ninth birthday for months. Her wish list?  Itemized.  Her menu? Planned well in advance.  The movie . . . well, that was something else entirely and took up more than a few days with anxious deliberation, perusing of trailers,...

Right Here, Right Now

Max and I have the same shirt in the same size at the top of our laundry stacks.  It IS weird. Someone tried a grape in the egg slicer.  I have my suspicions as to who. Gemma has bagged up all of the girl’s shoes and left them on a shelf of the baker’s...

Life

Jac’s shirt tonight says ‘LIFE’ on the back.  The front says ‘limitless’ and together?  Well, that pretty much sums up the last 9 weeks. Summer 2015 has been full of birthdays and Duc in Altum, weddings, visits, campouts and sleep away...

May Day, May Day

It’s the first day of June, the sun is shining (FINALLY), and yet . . . And yet I feel like we’ve just pulled ourselves over the finish line of a particularly grueling race. May . . . was not kind to us.  May Day was packed in a...