Till We Meet Again

I used to know you until I didn’t, We didn’t have a falling out, We did not grow apart, We had no choice when you breathed your last. You were my first friend, the one who taught me to smile, You knew my dreams. You knew my fears. You disagreed yet supported and fought but … [Read more…]

Grandparents

A human being who comes bearing gifts with an imaginary cape draped around her shoulder and who only has love and hugs to give––that’s my daughter’s definition of a grandparent. A parent who is brimming with love and doesn’t have to use a stern voice or an empty threat––that’s my definition of a grandparent. And … [Read more…]

Love

This morning, I was chatting with a friend who recently gave birth to a little boy and she happened to mention how amazed she was with the human body – how it allows for a whole human to be pushed out. To that, I answered like a typical mother of a two-year-old. The one that’s … [Read more…]

Valentine’s?

While the holiday season officially ends in January, I guess it’s safe to say Valentine’s Day is a spillover of some of the festivities. It’s time to pick sides – you can either be a Mush bag or a Cushion Heart Slayer. This year I believe I will be a borderline Mush bag. Did I … [Read more…]

Message Decoded

Since the baby, there has been a communication breakdown between my husband and me. First I thought he wasn’t listening to anything I said; his actions did not justify anything I was asking for. The dad-brain wasn’t able to process mom-language. My friends say they are combating a similar issue. So to make life simpler … [Read more…]

His & Hers

Taking a break from work was a dream come true. I still remember conversations with colleagues on how I’d like to take a sabbatical and care for my new-born. I wasn’t the Nutella earner any longer. He was going to bring home the bread and jam and Nutella. Although he didn’t know he was expected … [Read more…]