Bedtime with Marlo

When Marlo asks what she was like at five years old I’ll pull up this post and say, “This is a small but very accurate sample.”

Exploring the magical world of fiction

Historical facts do not matter when trying to distract a five-year-old from the knowledge that we are not yet at our destination.

I want to ride my bicycle

I cannot wait to have her join me in a spin class, nearly puke and then feel the rush of endorphins afterward.

When it takes a village

I am giving you permission to discipline my children unless your approach to discipline is none whatsoever.

In celebration of embracing change

We threw a party involving both Marlo AND a piñata and somehow no one got hurt.

Morning routine

While Leta relishes the novelty of a breakfast served at school.

Magic Maeve

An accidental shot that captures so much of what it is like to be around this kid.

A literal and metaphorical breakthrough

With help from the village of mothers around her, the sparkle has returned to my baby girl’s eyes.

Rhythm is gonna get you

Soon I’ll need to teach her the Pop’n Loc, the Roger Rabbit, the Robot, the Sprinkler and the Snake.

Please help him, dear god

He is surrounded by love and it is just so sickening.