Dear Babygirl, You are nine and a half months old now and my oh my, you are learning so much. It’s astonishing to watch. Every parent says this, of course. The whole “They change every day!” mantra. And I knew it would happen, but I didn’t expect it to be to experience. As with […]



┬áLet’s be honest, there is always room for improvement in the balance between the raising babies you and the successful businessperson you. At least, I know there always is for me. That being said, I’ve found several small things that make a huge difference in me feeling okay about the quality time I’m spending with […]

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January 10, 2013

Dear Lovely Reader of my Lil Blog, Hi! I hope all seventeen of you had a wonderful 2012. I wanted to send you a note to say hello, and that I think of you often. I think of your goals and your dreams, what grade your kids are in, and what book is resting on […]


Don’t ask me what it’s about, but I did it. I did it! I wrote a 50k-word novel (50,369 to be exact) in 30 days – the month of November – spurred on by the wonderful organization, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). What happened in November with my writing is a perfect testament to the […]


You guys, I’m not sure how it happened or what came over me, but for some ridiculous/astonishing reason I committed to NaNoWriMo 2012. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – is a movement that encourages writing a novel – at least 50,000 words in length – during the month of November every year. It’s all […]


Definitions of Mommyhood

July 13, 2012


I’m 9 weeks in so far. Here’s what I’ve got: 1) When your front-facing iPhone camera is used less as a camera and more as a Is The Child on My Chest Actually Sleeping? mirror. 2) When venturing out to Target to pick up a part for your breast pump turns a regular day into […]

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Dear Babygirl, There are times when I open my eyes in the morning, during that momentary fuzzy period when you’re no longer asleep but you’re not quite awake, that I remember all over again. “Oh my gosh, I’m a Mom!” It’s not like I’ve forgotten, per se, it’s just that at eightish weeks in, it’s […]


Dear Babygirl, You are 6 weeks and 1 day old today. A couple months ago I wrote you a letter about normal. I wrote about how you would be arriving soon, so soon, and how my very normal days would soon be totally different very normal days. Earlier today we went to the grocery store, […]

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