Victor

We lost our sweet little buddy Victor this morning. His mom was holding him and he was looking into his dad’s eyes. We hold his family in our hearts and ask for your thoughts and prayers for them. No more words.

The Part of Mothering That I’m Good At

These past few months have not been my favorites. I’ll be honest; it has been a bit of a rough ride. Suddenly, the entrance of my youngest into kindergarten has hit me like a brick. The days that used to feel like gifts are beginning to feel lonely. It is a new phase, and the […]

The Great Pretender

I sat at the dinner table the other night, looking at my wonderful husband and my two smiling, chatty boys, and I realized something very important: I didn’t care at all about what anyone at that table was talking about. Truly. I could not care less. But I smiled and nodded as I slowly shut down […]

Let Them Eat Candy!

      Ahhh…it’s fall. Leaves are crunchy. Rain is tapping on my roof and apple crisp is baking in my oven. As a human being with a pulse, I notice the onslaught of pumpkin themed products. As a mother, I notice the annual barrage of articles about how to give away your kid’s Halloween […]

What Love Really Looks Like: A Man and a Woman on a Wednesday Night

When you are young and you begin a life with someone, you have absolutely no idea what you are really doing. I remember people with wrinkles and gray hair talk about “love” and “commitment” and “lifetimes” at my wedding but to me it was mostly a low buzz compared to the joyous shouting my young […]

Right from the Start

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writeinseattle

Living the writer's life in Seattle

Running After Ale

I'm constantly running after my toddler Ale (Á-le). I'm out of breath and having the best time!