But he loved him anyway

We were driving, on our way to our first date together. We being me and my 2-year-old son. We had been just us for a while now and this was the first time I was taking him on a first date. A first date with someone I had never met and while I wasn’t sure […]

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How to successfully camp with kids

We went camping this last week as a family. We have 3 kids and they are 7, 3 and just barely 1. As we told people that we were going camping we received all kinds of comments about how crazy we were, or how people didn’t know how we did it. People were wishing that […]

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Say yes

Say yes to your child when they ask to stir the cheese into the macaroni even though it’s going to be a mess. Say yes to that brownie or scoop of ice cream or cake slice or cookie. Say yes to that long run you’ve been dreading. Say yes to letting your kids friends come […]

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He’s not him

I was recently asked to participate in a documentary on divorce being produced in France, cool huh? Well, I mean, yes but I’m also part of the blogger community for theĀ  Huffington Post in their Divorce section and….I guess I just don’t want everyone to see me as a divorce expert. I’ll get messages sometimes […]

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Love, You.

I’ve been there from the beginning. I was there for your first breath and I remember the first time you opened those little eyes. The world was big but I knew that you were going to make it yours in your very own way. I believed in you because I knew you were strong. I […]

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To my daughter, love mom

Would you believe me little one if I told you that from elementary until I was 18 I maybe wore shorts 10 times? Even in the hottest of summers my legs were always fully covered. In 6th grade I was invited to a pool party that I reluctantly attended. I got in the pool for […]

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From the depths, we rise

It’s been over 5 years. 5 years since I found out that my marriage was coming to an end. Not because I wanted it to but because he….wanted different things. I was in a naive happy place, I guess. A place where I didn’t realize that really bad things happen to everyone, even you. The […]

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