Heart-Swelling Pride

Ellie was standing on the curb when I got to her school to pick her up yesterday afternoon. I had to stop the car in the middle of the drive when I saw her. She was standing with the help of her little red walker, her hands gripping the handles. She was wearing her leg…

Summer Dreaming

Here’s to hoping this summer is one to remember. My daughter Ellie turned one about a month ago. My son Jack’s third birthday is in about a month. How did we get here? When other people say this, it makes me want to roll my eyes, but when I think about my own kids, I…

And

“You may be different, but we’re all creatures. All dinosaurs have different features.”  -Mrs. Pteranodon, Dinosaur Train   Permanent makes me feel claustrophobic. I feel closed and locked in a box that one day I might outgrow and want to leave. I can’t get a tattoo because I can’t think of anything that I want to…