Today I drove four hours to spend two hours that felt like two minutes with some of my favorite people on the planet. We were missing half of our brood, but when it comes to face-to-face time with these women, I take what I can get. We usually settle for banter back and forth on … Continue reading Why I Cried Today
I Sarah, take thee Matt to be my lawfully wedded Netflix viewing partner, to have and to hold my keys for me (because if I set them down, I will lose them and you will shake your head at me), for richer (like payday pizza night) and for poorer (like we spend all our money … Continue reading What Wedding Vows Look Like Six Years and Two Kids In
Sweet Boy: How lucky are you to hold the whole world in your brain? Imagine it, and it is so. The table is outer space. The carpet is Earth. Today you made a parade in the dining room of cowboys, astronauts and prehistoric animals and, if the smile on your face was any form of … Continue reading Imagination Astronaut
Sweet sleeping noises and the tick of a clock I could hold you forever asleep while we rock. Far-off headlights slide over your wall - light peaking through slats made for blocking it all. My hand going numb As sleepy lids close on the ceiling. I can't feel a thing, but I'm swirling with feelings. … Continue reading Hey Mama Rock Me
Because sometimes, and often on Mondays, we need to remind ourselves of all the pretty bitchin' things in life (big or small), here's my list of reasons Monday didn't bring me down today: - I dropped off both kids at school and neither of them were crying! This has happened approximately zero times previously. I … Continue reading Mondays, Music, and Crock-Pot Magic
The sun may be rising, elsewhere, it dawns. But here in this house a little one yawns. Poking out of pajamas, tiny toes show. On glossy-paged adventures with heroes, they go. Moving onward from bathtime, hair perfectly combed. The sun is away, but our hearts haven't roamed.
It's always such a relief when my kids are finally asleep. It's the release of a day's worth of sighs. The long-awaited quiet is a back rub for my brain. Two or three hours later, one of the two kids is awake and in our bed or on our floor, but I seem to forget … Continue reading Sleep Training: The STITEO Method