Archive for August 2014

To our Nanny on our 1-year Nanniversary

It’s officially been one year.  One year since you walked into our home and invaded every fiber of our life.  We’ve loved you from the start – as reflected in my first piece about you – but it’s grown deeper and wider. Stronger and faster. More protective and more personal. And with that love and appreciation... Read more »

Best Summer Ever

The bare feet. The beautifully exposed fat thighs. The grilling out several times a week. The grabbing the stroller or the wagon and walking to the park. The parks.  All the parks. The sun kissed faces and shoulders and arms.  The mom-tan. The discovery of new things and people every single day and how I... Read more »

All the things I cannot do for my kids

I cannot fix you.  But I can point you in a good direction. I cannot be your savior.  But I can help pick you up when you fall. I cannot be your spiritual guide.  But I can respect your journey as you respect mine. I cannot promise you that life will go exactly the way... Read more »

Working from home with toddlers is messy beautiful wonderful

Going into my second week of working from home full time (this is temporary – a summer thing) and let me tell you this.  Working from home with toddlers is just like heading into the fancy downtown office!  I am so grateful I even get to do this, and most weeks I’m home Thursday and... Read more »

Living in Gratitude

Gratitude breeds compassion.  Compassion stirs action.  Action helps others.  What does it mean to live in gratitude?  For me, it simply means every moment, every action, every person you encounter, is worthy of recognition and compassion.  Because you know.  You know what this life can do to people and you know what it means to persevere.... Read more »