Dear Charlotte

My dear one, Today you are three years old. Happy anniversary of your life, of your trips around the sun, of our adventures in the great cosmic experience that is mothering and daughter-ing. You are sweet and gentle yet also inspiringly stubborn. You live your moments as they come without concern, and I think that…

How to live unapologetically?

I have a bad habit of apologizing. Most of the time being able to apologize is a good thing, but in my case I spend 75% of my time just being sorry that I might’ve offended someone. I hoped that by this point in my life I’d have figured out how to live unapologetically, but…

Dear Charlotte

Dear Charlotte, It’s your birthday. At this exact time last year I was nearing my 30th hour of hard labor anxiously hoping you and I both would make it through alive. (Spoiler alert: we do) Frankly, I know you couldn’t care less. Your first birthday is a big deal, not just because you are one…

Today is payday

Today is payday. Today is payday. This is what I kept saying to myself as my card was declined for the second time at the register. My $200 worth of groceries had already been bagged in my reusable shopping bags. So it wasn’t just a matter of making a run for the car with an…