The Experience

Happy Mothers Day!

Yesterday it was pouring.  Today the sun is shining.  I’m snuggled under a mountain of blankets while a toddler in a red knit sweater climbs all over me and kneads my mama-belly with her scritchy scratchy hands that are ungentle…

Mother, Martyr

I’m barefoot and braless in the kitchen. Hair a mess, teeth unbrushed, my glasses smudged with egg. A thirteen month old is balanced on my hip while I dip pieces of bread into eggs and drop them on a sizzling…

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…