It sucks because it is hard. It is amazing because it is beautiful. These facts are not mutually exclusive. I am bone tired and muscle-weary, carrying fourteen extra pounds of fussy teething six month old. I am hungry and feeding…

That’s Not Fair!

We are packing for a road trip. Alexander has taken it upon himself to pack some car snacks. He comes up to me after putting snacks in everyone’s bag. “Mommy, there are two extras.” I am counting out diapers into…

Gentle!

Wren is on the swings.  I am pushing gently.   A little girl comes over and wants to push her too.  “Gently” I say. And she pushes her gently, slowly building up momentum until it approaches being too fast.  I…