Allie’s third birthday was last Saturday. It made me sad, not for the reason you’re probably thinking (theÂ she’s growing up so fast!Â sentimental one), but rather because I was worried that she’s totally getting cheated. For one thing, her birthday is three days after Christmas and three days before New Year’s Eve. It is smack dab […]
I’ve made all sorts of birthday cakes in Grace’s short five years: a pineapple upside down cake, an enormous princess castle cake, a hideous purple cake, and a couple of Elmo cakes. Whatever cake she wants for her birthday, she gets. This year, Grace was having a party at Build-A-Bear Workshop (and it was amazing! […]
2011 may well have been the longest year of my entire life. It began with depression and a traumatic birth experience, then progressed to taking care of a very needy newborn with colic. Then breastfeeding struggles and constant crying that led quickly to postpartum depression. Then Allie was hospitalized with RSV. I quit my teaching […]
ï»¿My big girl turned 4 last week. For the first time ever, I did not get teary about her birthday. Why, you ask? Because I don’t have time to be teary. I have a little baby who wants me to hold her 24/7 and eats every time I stand up to do something. It’s life. […]
Grace’s birthday makes me heartsick. It forces me to admit that she’s growing up. I can’t even read the post I wrote last year, about her second birthday, without melting into a puddle of tears, breathless and nauseous. Do all mothers feel this way? Don’t tell me if the answer is no. I can’t handle […]
Grace’s birthday is on the horizon, and her birthday photos are finished.