Mom Thoughts

Are You KIDDING Me?

November 11, 2013

I was on solo parenting duty this weekend while N.C. was up in LA for a convention. It was…well, it was 3 straight days with my 4 year old, so it had its moments. Friday wasn’t a great parenting day, for a lot of reasons, although there were some nice moments, particularly during dinner when […]

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The Snow Globe

November 8, 2013

Today was a rough parenting day. I didn’t get a lot of sleep, Jackson is still getting up early (stupid time change, you can just bite me), N.C. was gone for art biz stuff, and Jackson…well, Jackson was Jackson. We had some small skirmishes throughout the morning, all escalating as he got more tired (dude, […]

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Hands

October 23, 2013

The other day, I was watching Jackson do something, stacking something with lots of different sized and shaped pieces. Anyway, I was watching him do things with his hands, and I noticed he was using these very precise, deliberate, almost graceful movements to accomplish his task. I watched his fingers gently curl around this roundish […]

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A 50/50 Toss Up

September 30, 2013

When he was a baby, everything FELT huge and scary and oh-my-god-what-if-i-screw-this-up-and-do-something-wrong. In the throes of hormones and babyhood, the task of keeping an infant alive had moments of white knuckle terror. In hindsight, babyhood is, if not a breeze, a different kind of mental game than parenthood feels like as he gets older. Now […]

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Four Years In A Blink, In a Lifetime

September 12, 2013

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that Jackson has only been in our lives for four years. I know there WAS a time before him, and I remember it, but it almost doesn’t feel real. It might as well have been someone else’s life sometimes. My life for the 30 years before he joined […]

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