Dear Me

Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to¬†5/9/16   Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me


Just One

Ok, so I'm no expert - I hope if ANYTHING I have established that fact. And if anything, I've probably left you wondering if I am emotionally capable of handling most things (based on my HIGH and LOW posts I seem to share!)... but seriously? Why did I think having one kid was so hard? … Continue reading Just One


It's funny how when things happen to people close to you, memories that otherwise seem buried can reappear with clear detail and strong emotion. This morning, my sister-in-law had her first baby. And I wept. Because it took me back to when I gave birth to James, my precious son. I remember the toll of … Continue reading Remembering