But Lovey, she’s ten; it’s time to let her go. Everything she needs from you, she already has—except the will to leave you.
We keep peeking ahead like this, peering from the soft spot of childhood into the limbo between here and adolescence.
While the educational system has a responsibility to promote childhood wellness, we parents and guardians do as well.
I am overwhelmed with the luck that you were born to me. And I know that I don't tell you that enough.
“Someday I hope when I grow up I get glasses and braces.”
He was begging me to just show up and be truthful, even if it was terrifying.
I performed Gutless & Grateful for the first time in NYC in October 2012.
I do not want to edit out parts of his life story. This is his life and his story to tell.
I am in The Next Phase of parenting. Today, my boys are six and four. There are no more toddlers running about. No more baby spoons, bibs and bottles.
Will they remember the times we danced in the rain? Or the snowmen we've built that have slowly died each spring only to be resurrected again next winter?