I was there the first time you belly laughed. You found something uproariously funny and as that laugh bubbled up and sheer happiness burst from your chubby baby face, your mom’s face lit up. She hung up the phone and gave her full attention to you. She was making an appointment for you and had…Continue Reading “Dear Teen, Your Mother Delights In You”
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You know that one person in the car line who takes forever? The one who has a ton of kids and empty water bottles and dirty tissues spilling out of the car? The one that takes forever to drive away already? That minivan that just can’t seem to follow the protocol and makes you late…Continue Reading “7 Reasons I’m Messing Up in the School Drop Off Line”
Four years ago today I woke up to several locks of long brown hair strewn throughout my house. My first thought was that my daughter was suffering from a rapid onset of some rare disease that was causing her hair to fall out. For real, that was my first thought! Because it did not immediately…Continue Reading “What’s Hair in the Face of Tragedy? A 9/11 Reflection”
There I was, sitting on a thinly carpeted concrete floor while my daughter was in karate class. Like an explosion, all the kids rushed out the door and lined up at the water fountain. When it was my daughter’s turn, a bigger kid started counting to 3, the universal sign for “hurry up, I’m thirsty!” My daughter…Continue Reading “That Time My Daughter Told a Big Kid, “You’re Not the Boss of Me””