Letting Go: Do You Want Me to Hold Your Hand?

She’s older this year, a completely new person really. It’s amazing the difference six months makes in one so young. Last year I had to help her with everything, and this year she wants to do things on her own. In the weeks since the snow has melted and we’ve been able to use the play set, she’s mastered the ladder steps. After the first couple of trips up, I realized I could step back, remove my hand from her back, even be across the yard, and she could make it to the top on her own. ...more
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They Told Me This Would Happen

I am sitting in a state of shock.  I'm not quite sure how this happened so suddenly.As of today I have a teenager.(Sob)...more

What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

As I was trying to figure out what to write about today, I watched interviews and talks given by successful dyslexics. A question that kept coming up was, "What would you tell your younger self?" That's a good one, now that I think about it. What would I tell my younger self? I think the answer to that question changes as we grow and develop as people, but I think I'd tell myself three things....more

A Grown-Ups Look Into Dr. Seuss

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6545748251/][img]http://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7019/6545748251_9f52d34d3d.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6545748251/]Dr. Seuss Art[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/mrsdkrebs/]mrsdkrebs[/url], on Flickr...more

Another Chapter to Face...Him Growing Up, Not Me!

Another Chapter to Face...Growing Up, Him Not Me!Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.  ~Molière...more

Today You Are You

My quote of today:'Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no-one alive who is Youer than You.'...more

Thwarting the Straps

I assembled C’s swing when I was eight months pregnant. We put it in her nursery adjacent to the changing table, but by the time she was one week old, it had been relocated to our living room along with all the items we found to be truly necessary to life with a newborn. I always felt a little let down that we didn’t use her room right away. I had visualized parenthood looking a certain way, and I wanted the setting to be her room. Her first night home, we put her in her bassinet, closed the door, and were frustrated that every 20 minutes she was up....more

Please Stop Growing Up. Thanks.

On the top shelf of my children’s closet, there is an old Pampers box taped sloppily shut. Inside that box is a plastic zipper bag that once housed a comforter or something. And inside that are dozens of tiny, baby blue fabric scraps of guilt....more

7 Month Evaluation

 So far, for each month of Baby's presence in our lives, we've done an evaluation. I like having these evaluations to commemorate the time we've spent with Baby thus far, record all of his accomplishments, and those that we aren't too pleased with (like Huffing , Scoffing, and general Attitudinations)....more

A Blurry Faith

A Blurry Faith I remember that crisp morning in the mountains....more