60

My mom would have turned 60 today. It’s a little strange thinking about that because that last time that I saw her, she had just turned 54. So I find myself wondering about random little things… Would her hair be more gray than black now? How many more laugh lines would she have accumulated? Would…

Mother’s Day

“Mom made this look easy.” I find myself saying that often. I also wonder if she ever felt half as unprepared as I do when one of the kids throws me a new curveball. I’ve discovered that she was right when she said, “Just wait until you have kids…” And I really wish that I…

Full-Circle

Aaron had to leave the house amazingly early on Friday morning for a photo shoot. I tried to get back to sleep, but after an hour and a half I just gave up and decided to go bake something. 4:30 in the morning seemed like a good time to make some coffee cake. By the…

Redefining Better

They say that time heals all wounds, but I don’t think that’s quite true. Sometimes it just gives us enough perspective to allow us to live with the old wounds. But some of them still hurt, even many years later… Munchkin and I were talking while we changed her bedding before bedtime this evening. One…