The other day I was driving toward our house to meet the bus. I was coming around a bend that always gives me pause, something about it makes me brace for a child darting into the road. One night, I was coming home very late, just as I came up the hill to the bend, [...]
I can remember, from the first hint of a bump, the way people would lavish their wisdom upon me. Some days I took the words as a gift, other times they came as jarring admonitions.
Safest your kids will ever be, is right there in your belly.
The days are long, but the years are short.
Just wait [...]
There is something about seven that mesmerizes. Maybe it’s the shedding of the kindergartener layer, the ever-changing face from lost teeth, or maybe it’s the explosion of self that comes as a child learns to read and discovers that the world is full of messages. Today Tracy, from Sellabit Mum is sharing her take [...]
Six has always been one of my favorite numbers. My love for it only grew as I experienced Briar as a six year old and now Avery. There is something so transformative about the age, I remember my own time at 6 and genuinely marvel in all that the girls are discovering, shedding and claiming [...]
The year Briar turned five was the first year that the speed at which it all would go hit me.
It hit me hard. Since then I’ve watched Avery turn five and we sit nearly on the eve of when Finley, the baby, will turn five. A magical age that somehow cycles us through a turnstile [...]
Finley is four, the kind of four you get with a kid who has two older sisters and no younger siblings. She is precocious, lethally charismatic, fiendishly able to take command in just about any scenario and, lastly, she is preternaturally able to hold on to the qualities of a baby. When I lean into [...]
When Briar was three, Avery was 1 and Finley was quickly pushing my belly to dimensions that made lap sitting an Olympic event. I remember being keenly aware of Briar’s threeness as I went through Fin’s pregnancy. The guilt did not swirl in quite the same way as it did with Avery, but it was [...]
Today I am linking to the second post of the This is Childhood series.
Today’s post is dedicated to the age of two and is masterfully written by Kristen of Motherese. One of the things I love about reading narratives from different voices is the way I so often find parallels that I might otherwise never [...]
Today is the first day of the This is Childhood series and it starts quite appropriately with age 1.
Aidan, this week’s author, will take you from watching a sweet-faced, toddler on an outing to a moment 18 years later. It is the blink of an eye and a lifetime, a cautionary tale and a love [...]
We don’t know what to do or how to do it just yet. We will always know why.