Let Them be Wild

Let them be wild. Let them feel the power and glory of holding a garden hose in summer. And let me have clean towels on hand for when they get cold. Let them be buried in leaves so deeply that their clothes stink of autumnal rot in the fall. And let me muster the energy to finish […]

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To my Second, on his First

One year has come and gone, with you here on Earth, Your arrival was smooth – an uncomplicated birth. A few hours at the birth centre, and into our arms you came, It hurt like hell, but then again, for that, you’re not to blame. When you met your brother, he welcomed you into the […]

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Queen Mommy

During a recent Netflix n’ chill (alone with popcorn) session, I listened to comedian Tom Segura do a spiel about how as parents, we don’t have time to ourselves anymore, but we do have moments. He explained that the days of sleeping till noon, having lunch, and vegging out for the rest of the day […]

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Babywearing is the New Black

I’m here in Spain with my fam. And I’ve noticed over the past three weeks an interesting physical change has befallen my body. I have developed a 15 lb growth on the front of my torso. It inhibits my day-to-day activities, and also disturbs my sleep. It occasionally oozes and emits an unpleasant odor. Other […]

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