Wishing you a renewed sense of wonder     and hoping you enjoy the fruits of your labor   May your days be spent with those you love   and may those days be merry   and all that you dreamed      especially if all that you dreamed includes your teeth   and may your memories be good     Wishing you and yours joy and peace this holiday season! Happy Monday! **If you enjoyed this post, you can… Read more »

The quickening. It’s what the pregnancy books call the moment when a soon-to-be mom is physically aware of the movements of her baby.     I remember a bubbly effervescence, a tiny tapping, a feeling akin to little butterflies launching. From that first motion on, parenthood became a quickening too. A series of moments accelerating. Too. Fast. My daughter is moving at warp speed. One minute she’s appearing on an ultrasound screen, a bouncy, blurry greyness that I hardly could… Read more »

As a kid I liked to stare at the lights on our Christmas tree . . . and then squint. I loved to see the lights go all stretchy and swirly. Sometimes happy is like that.  You get so excited you almost hold your breath and then just stay there in that blurry, sparkly moment.  You want it to last. I was thinking about this last week while driving in the car.  As I passed houses decorated and lit up, I thought… Read more »