And we’re having fun / with no money

And we’re having fun / with no money

This morning, a moment after my husband left the bed, I sensed our son climbing in beside me, under our comforter and quilt. He came in close to me and, half asleep, I put my arms around him as I’ve done thousands of times. We held one another close for a while,...
lions & tigers

lions & tigers

My son is a unique vexation to me. He can out-argue anyone. Don’t even try. I am warning you. You think I’m kidding. And of course, this morning he woke up ready to fight. Telling me he wants this and doesn’t want that, because it’s his...
a daughter; a blessing / an ocean; a storm

a daughter; a blessing / an ocean; a storm

I am the mother to a teenager as of today. As of today, I only have one child who’s still a child, still a tween. One child who sleeps in the home, who creeps in my bed. Another who has set her foot on the twisted and dark path, through the forest. As of today,...
something beautiful that [I] can find

something beautiful that [I] can find

Today was my 38th birthday. I took a picture first thing: before shower, before makeup, before dressing – before my first cup of coffee, even.  I had a wonderful day out with family and friends. I woke to a few gifts in the post – a large parcel of treats,...