April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself


Grammar on the brain

A few months ago, while I was walking the hall of Cecilia’s daycare center with Elliot, he uttered a sentence that was grammatically wrong. I immediately corrected him, as I often do. Yes, he is 5 years old, and yes, I correct his grammar. I admit – I am a bit of a grammar snob. […]


Feeling frumpy

I used to be stylish. I loved wearing cute clothes and heels. Ever since I’ve returned to work after Cecilia’s birth, however, I feel like a frump. My clothes are boring because my wardrobe is still limited. The weight loss has been slow, but I’m trying to celebrate every victory. For example, the other day, […]

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My need-to-know policy

When Elliot first started attending day care at age 2 and a half, the teachers and director there liked to tell me every little thing he did wrong. He wouldn’t stay on his carpet square at circle time. He took his meat off his sandwich at lunch time. During nap time, he lifted his feet […]

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The sticker saga

If you don’t think the presence or absence of a measly sticker can make or break a 4-year-old’s day, you are wrong. Just ask my Elliot. A few weeks ago, Elliot’s preschool class began a sticker chart in preparation for a field trip to the bowling alley. To achieve the reward of the bowling trip, […]

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