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Happy Birthday Without My Boy

Tomorrow is Jake’s twelfth birthday. He’s at camp, so I won’t get to talk to him. We tried a birthday phone call last year, but it was a little disastrous. There’s something about kids when they’re away from home: they’re fine until they hear your voice. The birthday phone call wrecked all of us, so […]

Me, 38 years ago

I woke up as a thirty-nine-year-old this morning, and I just got a birthday email from my mom, with my first passport scanned in: Now I’m just staring at it, seeing both of my kids in my face, and getting a little weepy. Thanks, Mommy! :-) Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on […]

My oldest turned 10 today, and got to play with fire.

Ten years ago today, I became a mom. And now here I am, with a son who’s old enough to light his own candles. It seems like yesterday when he needed help just blowing them out. Happy birthday, little man. Originally posted on SelfishMom, from Amy’s cell phone (so please excuse any weird formatting). All […]

Birthday cupcakes

I’m off to my daughter’s school with birthday cupcakes.  How awesome am I? :-) Originally posted on Selfish Mom