Finn | Eight Months

May 20, 2015 in Finn, Thumbsucking - 3 Comments

Did I just type eight months? Great, now I’m crying. These short months keep speeding up faster and faster. I wish I could slow them down with all my might.  At eight months, the inchworm crawl is Finn’s preferred mode of transportation. All of those crumbs and LEGO pieces under…

Mother’s Day

As a mother, I experience the rawest of emotions. I struggle and ache and worry and hurt.  I am frustrated and exasperated and exhausted and harrowed. I have a tattered body and frazzled mind and tired spirit. But because I am a mother, I also experience moments deep, deep love…

Counterfeit Money

May 8, 2015 in Blake, Blakeisms - No Comments

The tooth fairy paid another visit to our house this week and it reminded me of the first time a tooth was lost. Blake was beyond thrilled about his dollar bill that he received under his pillow. A few nights later, he proudly walked upstairs to show me that he…

Girls' Weekend

May 5, 2015 in Friends, Vacations - 3 Comments

Eleven years ago, I hopped in a car with two of my friends from college and one of their younger sisters and we drove through the night from Michigan to Florida. Our spring break consisted of snorkeling, boating, lying out at the beach (childless!) and creating a synchronized swimming routine…

Jog-a-Thon

It seems like Blake’s new school has some sort of event going on every week. Dr. Seuss day. College Day. Board Game Day. Super Hero Day. Rainbow Day. Health and Fitness Week. Science Fair. Open House. Kindergarten Orientation. Spring Spruce Up. Parent Teacher Conferences. We’ve only lived here two months…

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