I See Me

I See Me

I look at her and I see me. Not necessarily her nose or her chin or her lips or her  smile. It’s her eyes. In her eyes I see me. I see her excitement and her happiness and her frustration and her sadness. And I feel my excitement and my happiness and my frustration...
This Is More Important

This Is More Important

I think about the dishes soaking in the sink. I squeeze my arms a little tighter around Sam as we stand outside watching Finley, our dog, chase moths around the yard. This is more important.   I look at the pile of clean laundry sitting on the chair, waiting to...
Stanley and Mom Date

Stanley and Mom Date

Stanley and I had our “Stanley and Mom” date last weekend.  (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Stanley and I decided that we would go to a farm and go horseback riding!!! “Horseback riding”...
Sam and Mom’s Date

Sam and Mom’s Date

Well, I screwed that one up. Sam and I went on our Sam and Mom date yesterday. (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Sam wanted to go to a D-Box movie, something neither of us have ever done...
Lucy and Mom’s Date

Lucy and Mom’s Date

Lucy and I had our “Lucy and Mom Only Date” yesterday. (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Lucy chose the outing which included getting dressed up, going out for dinner (Mexican!) and dessert...
The Guilt

The Guilt

The guilt is relentless. Enjoy them. They grow up so fast. You’ll be back at work soon. You’ll never have this time again. Don’t take it for granted. This is an unprecedented time. Use your moments well. Embrace the hours. Don’t waste the moments. Especially the...