Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived in a beautiful, four-storey home with her mother, her grandmother, her grandfather and her dog, Skipper. The little girl grew up surrounded by love and attention. Her home was the safest place she could think of, and though loved reading and learning at school, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Girls
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This has been a rough few months for our family. My father-in-law has been struggling with some heart issues. It frustrated him, it frightened us, and it led to about three to five different hospitalizations since August. He has suffered the most and yet been in the best spirits; I've been akin to a sulky teenager, … Continue reading The Happy
This month, thirteen years ago, was a season of terror. No, not Halloween. Pregnancy. I was in the final month of my first full-term pregnancy and I was waiting for disaster. There was no way, I thought, this was going to be okay. A long string of English literature classes in college and graduate school … Continue reading On Books and Babies
As 2015 draws to a close, there's a letter I've been meaning to write for a long time about something that has been very near to my heart my whole life. I am incredibly proud of myself that I can write it now, because I've never been able to before. I could have just written … Continue reading A Long Overdue Letter