Tag: daughter

The Princess Club

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“They won’t play with me, Mommy. I’m not part of their club. They say I’m not a princess and only princesses can be in...

The One I Never Knew I Needed

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I hadn’t even finished, and the line was pink. Really pink...bright pink. I started crying. Ten minutes earlier I had awoken from a dead sleep...

Dear Mom, How’d You Do It?

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Dear Mom,  Mother to mother, I have to ask. How'd you do it? How did you raise me and my older sisters to be the...

To the Moms Who Came Before Me. . .

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Warm smells. That’s what I remember about my childhood visits to my grandparents’ house. Every morning, my grandma made me breakfast: oatmeal with a spoon full...

Why Didn’t She Come With Hair Care Instructions?

Congratulations, you just found out you are having a baby! If this is your first child, I am sure the emotions are running wild....

A Girl and Her Bike – A New Season for Both...

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A few weeks ago, my husband took our daughter up to the local playground to give bike riding with no training wheels a try....

Lucky and Thankful

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Isn't it amazing how we become so used to things in our everyday life? If you're like me, you probably go through the day...

What I Wanted vs. What I Needed

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I always knew I wanted kids. I think it's safe to say that a lot of little girls dream about falling in love, marrying...

Why I Cringe When You Call My Daughter Cute

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My daughter is cute. She has olive skin, big dark eyes, thick auburn hair, delicate features and an infectious smile. I am constantly being...

A Letter To My Youngest Child

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To my youngest, I am sorry that I don't have a journal of my pregnancy with you or of your first year of life. I...