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Annika’s birthday is tomorrow. Every year around this time, I have very specific memories of the week leading up to her birth. It was quiet week of reflection, worry, and in hindsight, pretty self-centered. Not overly selfish, but the self centered-ness of a person who is not in charge of another human being. It’s something [...]
I have this belief that if I explain all things to my daughter in an age appropriate manner that will make me a good mom. I was a very curious child and often, the explanations I got about stuff were lacking, in my young opinion. So when Annika asks me a question, I always try [...]
Today, March 8, is apparently International Women’s Day. I had no idea. Never heard of it. For years I said that women needed a day that was separate from Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. That was before I became a mom and I was full of spitfire and vigorously challenged all traditional notions. Now, I’m [...]
Hi folks, today I’m guest posting over at an Austin area mom blogger, Missy at Wonder Friend‘s blog. She invites guests and comments to “wonder” about various topics. Head on over, check out my post and feel free to wonder about my topic and all her other wonderments!
Texas has been on fire since Sunday. Wildfires have been spreading all around Austin, thousands of people evacuated, you can’t throw a stick without hitting someone who has been affected. Having grown up in west Texas, dry summers aren’t anything new to me. Disasters happening all around were not uncommon growing up and they generally [...]
I know, I know, I’m so lame for not writing an update on Annika’s first week of preschool. Life has been busy. Good busy. But busy and I have a gazillion blogs posts roiling around in my brain that will in all likelihood, never get written. But I will try. Let me start by telling [...]
I’ve spent much of my life regretting actions and wishing I hadn’t done or said many of the things I’ve done. Or said. Enter motherhood. Naturally, there are things I regret, but mostly I spend a lot of my time trying to make sure that nothing happens in Annika’s life that I regret, or will [...]
Recently, I was at a coffee shop playgroup with friends and a man whom none of us knew pulled out his camera and took a picture of three of our girls. It’s not quite as sordid as it sounds. He had a preschool aged boy with him. The boy, he said, was his son. I [...]
We went to a Wizard of Oz birthday party yesterday. It was the most creative party we’ve been to yet. That’s one of the things I love about Austin. The parents don’t try to out do each other on fancy parties. For the most part, they are just trying to make their kids happy. This [...]