Two young boys on a dock

I’ve never really had trouble with my bowels, specifically in the #2 department. I guess it’s just one of the few things that’s come naturally to me in life and, my god, what a blessing it is. Bot has always had trouble pooping and by “trouble” I mean the kid cannot shit on a regular […]

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Two kids on a hayrack ride

I almost saw a child die in a corn pit, brought home a child with two black lungs and spent a thousand dollars on Friday night. Where, you ask? Oh, you know where.  The pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Patch /ˈpəm(p)kən paCH/ noun: pumpkin patch; plural noun: pumpkin patches A farm with broken tractors dressed up as […]

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Matty and Bot outside in the fall

I don’t even know where to begin but here are some good ones – funny and sweet – from 2019. “Mom, will you hold my hand when we go to Disney World because I want to go but I might be scared.” “I want to go bowling.” “We’re going in two sleeps.” “Well, I want […]

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4-year old holding a sign that reads: Will I be next? at a March for Our Lives

Before Matty started Kindergarten his elementary school hosted an open house. The school building was brand new and it was beautiful. It smelled like fresh paint, sawdust and window cleaner. I couldn’t have been more impressed. As we walked out of the school, all of our minds buzzing with anticipation and excitement, I couldn’t help […]

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Child fishing in the fog, by a lake

You know when you haven’t done something for a really long time and you decide to start doing it again? It’s a process I think has been referred to as “getting your sea legs back”. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever officially had sea legs but here I am, trying to get them back. Since […]

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A note on National Day of Action. I considered an abortion. It’s hard to write because I, of course, didn’t get an abortion, so the admission carries a heavy thought. The thought of never becoming a mother. Never meeting my children. *** Shortly after going back to work after my first born, I had a […]

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Today is one of those days. One of those milestone days. The ones that make you stop and appreciate the little bits of baby still left on your preschooler’s face, the fine babyish creases in their small (but suddenly big) hands, the still wonderfully innocent smell of sunscreen and sweat that emanates from their still […]

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Danyrys

I haven’t been great at this this season. I’m unmotivated. What the fuck is going on in Westeros?! At this point, you may as well call it West Hollywood. Jesus. ANYWAY. Moving on because – well, positive thoughts. So, this week I think it took me a total of six(ish) minutes to be over the […]

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HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SHIT. Let me get my emotions in check here. FUCK. HOLY SHIT. JEEEE-SUS. Phew. Deep breaths. Fuuuuuuck. You guys. FUUUUUUCK. Ok. God. Christ, sorry about dumping all of that on ya. I mean, I know you have to feel the same. Fuck. I am covered in sweat and surrounded by snotty, tear-y tissues. Okay. […]

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