The magical powers of Love

As my friend drove us home from the grocery store, I wondered aloud: “Why oh why must motherhood be so hard?” And she replied: “It’s hard only because you care.” Being a perfect mother is impossible. Being a great mother is a tall order. Being a good mother is challenging. Challenged I am every day…

She’s turning 7

She’s turning seven in two days. My baby is now a full fledged little girl. Who likes make up, nail polish, pig tails and twirly dresses. Who speaks three languages and is eager to learn more. Who’s in first grade but scored an A+ on a second grade math test yesterday. Who practices leaps in…

You snooze, you win!

Good thing I wrote about procrastinating not too long ago because I am smack dab in the throes of it. Today’s my day to write. It’s 4 pm and I’m just starting. I usually write earlier during my daughter’s Capoeira class but this morning she had an “issue” that required we leave before she even…

Picking slim

We are all recovering from the stomach flu. My daughter was the first to get it and she had it worse. My husband and I were hit next and at the same time. While I’ve recovered, he’s not quite back to normal yet. (When you don’t have a colon, your body recovers more slowly). We…

What I have learned

At a business I patronize weekly, a couple of people voiced grievances about me and the owner called to address the issue. It wasn’t a right or wrong kind of situation. Just the result of miscommunication or more accurately lack of communication since noone had talked to me directly. To my own surprise, I didn’t…

An army to keep her safe

I love books. I love to be surrounded by them. I love to touch them. I love the crispness of thick glossy paper and the rugged feel of cloth binding. I love the shine of gold leafed editions. I love the musty smell of weathered well loved oldies. I love the strong scent of brand…