This has been a long time coming. As days turned to weeks, and months passed, the idea - a pebble dropped into an empty chamber somewhere in my brain - rattled ever more noisily as our lives have tumbled this way and that. I can no longer stand the echo of the pebble. I think … Continue reading Farewell, Incredulous Mom.
Dear Daughter, Tom Petty said, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Sometimes you wait for something unknowingly. Sometimes you wait so long that you forget what you were waiting for. Sometimes you wait so long that you forget that you were waiting at all. And when it happens - the thing that you forgot you … Continue reading Waiting for Wonder Woman
I've finally made it to the last page of Moby Dick; naturally, I'm wearing a wool blazer adorned with leather elbow patches. Excuse me while I set down my wine goblet and pack my pipe with artisinal tobacco. Can't you just smell the richness and grandeur? I want to share this literary experience with my 4 year old … Continue reading Moby Dick Lego Activity
"The second one is so much easier!" they said. "The second one is so eeeasy, dahling - why, it'll just be so eeeeeeasy!" they said. Lies. All lies. First, I barfed more. A lot more. At one point I thought I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It was the day I couldn't even keep water down and I was … Continue reading If you like birth stories