Tooth

Julianna lost her first tooth today.  We’re all pretty excited.  It has been many years since I lost my baby teeth so I didn’t remember this part, or maybe things have changed, but apparently the Tooth Fairy writes personalized letters now…who knew? [Full disclosure: She sent a handwritten note and I transcribed] To my dearest

Today is the Day

I wake up each morning and just have to say, Yesterday was something but Today is THE day. With the vigor of sunrise and the flowers of May, Today is the day I continue on my way.   Today is the day I will do something smart. I will draw it or paint it or

Hidden Gems

So now we’re a few weeks into our family’s latest transitions.  I’ve written about these transitions as they related to the kids but haven’t written a ton about them solely from my perspective other than to essentially out myself as a huge baby with minor emotional instability issues. To recap, Julianna started Kindergarten a few

Kind of Garden

One and a half weeks ago I wrote about a “bit” of a transition happening in our household and a realization that my kids aren’t babies anymore.  I wrote about how Kindergarten for Julianna was, at that time, less than a week away, with some subtext about how I was essentially a “bit” freaked out.

The Human Condition

The human condition encompasses the unique features of being human. It can be described as the irreducible part of humanity that is inherent and not dependent on factors such as gender, race or class. – Wikipedia It is an odd thing recently.  When I first became a parent I found it a little puzzling; this

We’re Stuck On The Window

You know the endless chain of questions your kid asks? You know how at the first question you ask yourself if you should “engage” and subject yourself to the endless chain? You know how you inevitably do “engage” which leads to the next question? You know how after the first few answers, you’ve chosen a

Boston. Strong.

I have lived almost my entire life in the Boston area. 4 days ago, on Monday, April 15th, the Boston Marathon was run for the 117th time.  Over the last few years, we’ve taken the girls to watch from near where we live.  We watch from closer to the start than the finish but the

Through The Looking Glass

Today Chloe Turns 4. The babies have left the building.  They are all grown up.  Get ready for the driving test.  Gotta get my tuxedo on for the wedding.  And so on. I feel old.  When did my kids get so old?  They walk, talk, and have attitudes (mostly good).  They eat with utensils, drink

Growing Up

Today Julianna turns 5. Each year I feel the same way:  I feel like I was writing last year’s yesterday.  In the blink of an eye, my toddler turned into a little girl and then in another blink, the little girl turned into a big girl.  Whirlwind doesn’t begin to describe what a year its