explaining bravery to a five year old

This weekend I watched W wait in line for one of the most elaborate...more

celebrating 93

For my entire life August 12th has been one of the most special days in our family. Even though Millie has been gone for almost five years I still can not imagine a year where I will not pause on her birthday and celebrate it. Millie did not turn 93 today, but for 93 years […] ...more

add this to your back to school list

Yesterday my mom forwarded an e-mail with coupons for school supplies and it hit me: I should probably get serious and focused about school shopping! W starts kindergarten in a month and we are both incredibly excited but I haven’t done my job in keeping up with the logistics. Does he need a specific kind […] ...more

the responsibility of rainbows

This weekend I walked out of the grocery store and looked up. After a storm I always look up. Always ....more

responsibility of rainbows

This weekend I walked out of the grocery store and looked up. After a storm I always look up. Always ....more

the fault in my anxiety

One of my many faults is an overwhelming desire to make sure other people are comfortable. The desire is greater than fulfilling my own needs for comfort and many times it is the source for great anxiety. The chatter in my mind can get very loud in public settings as I fret about others around […] ...more

Say hello (no really, please do)

Please join me for a Twitter chat about #Blogust today Friday August 1st, 1pm ET (pssst, if you like this image Walgreens will donate one vaccine) The first year of W’s life was more exciting than I had imagined it would be. At birth he instantly had access to public assistance health care from the […] ...more

the one thing I didn’t learn at BlogHer

It never ceases to amaze me. I’m mid flight, returning home from the conference in a fog of sleep deprivation, while other attendees have already organized and edited photos, written blog posts, crafted thank you notes, and launched new websites. HOW IS THIS HAPPENING? ...more

How 125 Bloggers Surprised Katherine Stone at BlogHer '14

A few months ago, I was quietly added to a secret group online with a singular mission: come up with a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Stone’s life saving website, Postpartum Progress. Created by A'Driane Nieves, a mental health blogger (and 2014 VOTY reader), the group quickly grew to over 125 people. ...more
postpartumprog Yes, so amazing! Had me in tears. You deserve it so very much!more

enjoying

We were slowly pulling away from dropping off a friend yesterday when W chirped from the backseat, “Mama! Bunny!” I slowed the car down even more and pulled over and we watched two bunnies play a game of leap the frog on a neighborhood sidewalk. W whispered, “take a picture” and I pulled out my […] ...more