Opening My Heart to all the Love

  The hot, humid July evening back in 2007 when I discovered I was pregnant was one of the best days of my life. I immediately fell in love with the little person growing inside of me, and I knew that my life would never again be the same.   Knowing that I had a … Continue reading Opening My Heart to all the Love

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An Open Letter to My Mom

Pingback: https://blissandbunnytantrums.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/thank-you/ Dear Ma, I may not know a lot but I know a few things for sure. First of all, I owe you both an apology and a sincere thank you. I'm so very sorry for doubting you're instincts, which almost always proved to be spot-on. I'm so very sorry for being so hard on … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mom

Nine Going on Nineteen

By all accounts, I am very lucky. My nine-year-old son, Jack, is a great kid. He's polite, kind, compassionate, outgoing, and does well in school. He even still lets me sneak kisses and hugs in fairly regularly. Lately, though, things have been tough! I forgot how difficult the “odd” years are. Jack never went through … Continue reading Nine Going on Nineteen

Tethered No More

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/tether/ Today's prompt, tether, is a personal one for me. Typically our daily prompts inspire me to write essays or poems, but not today. When my son, Jack, was a brand-spanking-new-infant, my mother noticed a fleshy dimple of sorts at the top of his bum, right where his spine and bum met. A first … Continue reading Tethered No More

My Unusual Favorite Childhood Memories

Amazing vacations spent with family chock full of beach days, hikes, ice cream, and cookouts, along with endless Summer days spent “riding bikes” to nowhere and playing manhunt until the street lights came on are some of my fondest childhood memories. Great as those times were, my very favorite memories don't look anything like the … Continue reading My Unusual Favorite Childhood Memories

Childhood Ending Version 24

Pingback: https://momsorganicbohofoodfun.com/2015/09/28/motherly-love/ For a long time, I wasn't  quite sure when childhood ended for me. Always wise beyond my years, uber-responsible, and full of ambition, I feel like I've been a similar version of myself throughout the entirety of my life. I've experienced many milestones that traditionally symbolize the "end of childhood." Getting my first job … Continue reading Childhood Ending Version 24

What Happened to Our Kids Summer Vacation?

Most parents do their very best to provide for their children. While some (dare I say old-school) folks may believe providing for ones child includes ensuring a child is fed, washed, clothed, and fed, I think its safe to say that most of today's parents strive to give their children more. My husband and I … Continue reading What Happened to Our Kids Summer Vacation?

Why I Refuse to Let My Faith be Tested

Born and raised in Boston, I grew up a strict Irish Catholic. If I wasn't at Mass with one set of grandparents over the weekend, my Dad made sure my siblings and I were there with him and my Mom. Maybe because of the connotation my Faith carries so closely to my grandparents', or maybe … Continue reading Why I Refuse to Let My Faith be Tested