Katherine’s fifth birthday

Hello, darling! I just reread through last year’s letter, curious how things have changed in the last 365 days. Mostly, you have become more you. And I know that’s how it goes, but it’s fun to see you become. You are a delight. You’re full of fire, light, spunk, and determination. There is might and sweetness. …

they draw me smiling

(photo credit: Sarah Lewis) I’m not the Super Fun Mom. I am not, in fact, a super smily mom. I’m super sensitive, easily overwhelmed, and have, in the last couple of years, been prone to depression and anxiety in ways I haven’t dealt with since before my oldest was born. I am pretty much winging …

it’s your day, Baby K!

Hey, Katherine! Today is the day we celebrate four years with you! Okay, I lie. You think that your day was yesterday. I didn’t lie to you, exactly… but I may have told you “Woohoo! Today’s the day we’re celebrating the day you were born!” Which was true. Because Daddy’s out tonight, so we did our …

love letter to a three-year-old

Hey, Baby K. You’re three! This is the part where I exclaim, “I can’t believe you’re three!” except… I totally can. You don’t seem very two to me anymore. I mean, there are a lot of moments where I can still see the baby in you, but you’re less and less of a toddler and …