Birthday Archive

Birthday Reflections

Two days ago found me in the parking lot of an outdoor store—one of those chains that sells everything from Go Pros and hiking books to mountain climbing equipment and all weather socks. I wore a fluorescent yellow vest and a black helmet and ...Read More

I believe in magic

“Mama, today is the day that Sonia is going to show me the way to the magic portal.” R and I were walking to school last week, days before my small boy celebrated his seventh birthday, when he brought up an event he was ...Read More

She is 5

She is five years old today. With big blue eyes and one missing tooth, she is a girl, no longer a baby. She is funny and loud and so excited about growing up. She is embracing her fifth birthday with joy and pride. She ...Read More

Today I am 42

I am writing this post, on my forty-second birthday, surrounded by reminders of what makes such a day special. I do love birthdays, though enthusiasm for my own has waned since my children came on the scene. My birthday is now more quiet and ...Read More