Entries Tagged as 'going back to work'

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Some Things

Every morning when he wakes up, he grabs my face while I’m changing his diaper and he plants a big kiss on my cheek. All day long he runs over to me, arms wide open, hugs me as tightly as he can and then plants more toddler kisses on my cheeks. His favorite game, the […]

Sunday, March 18th, 2012


It’s a good thing I’m going back to work tomorrow (I keep repeating that in my head so that it will become true). I’m now an official instagram addict (and a borderline twitter, facebook, pinterest addict as well) and I fear how much further I will be sucked into the social media wormhole if I […]

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Letters of Love

Three years ago the ritual of four letters began. N-O-R-A on lunches and blankets, sheets and sippy cups. Each morning four letters lovingly written with a black sharpie marker. N-O-R-A. Those four letters are sharpie’d onto well-used and well-loved sheets and blankets, sippy cups and lunch containers. I may retrace them, but the labeling is […]

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Letter To A Friend At the End of Maternity Leave

My friend Cara wrote to me this weekend about returning to work this Friday. She is a teacher too and was wondering how she can leave her adorable daughter, Posey, for a classroom of teenagers. This is what I wrote to her: Friday will be one of the hardest days of your life. I’m not […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Admitting It

There are many “shoulds” in parenting. Society tells you what you should do, family tells you (sometimes subtly, sometimes not) what you should do. And, most of all, we (mothers) have a whole slew of self-imposed “shoulds.” I have told myself many times that I should want to stay at home, that I should envy […]

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