Hammock for one.

It gets harder every year. Yom HaShoah. Yom HaZicaron. Every year the ticking accelerates. Every year I realize all over again how important it is to not take any of it for granted. Every hug, every cuddle. Every whispered secret. Every question. Every silent moment, holding hands. Feeling up-down-up-down of a tiny chest against my... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Ten years

Ten things I love about you this year: 1. You read like I do. Viciously, hungrily.  2. While you've always had your own sense of style, it's starting to become sharper. And you care. 3. The girls in your class respect you. Because you respect them. 4. You still find it hard to control your... Continue Reading →

Bebe update: Eight years

Eight years ago, the universe gave me a gift. It's not just that I had my second baby, or my first daughter, or a calm birth. Somehow I had been a partner in creating and developing and now maintaining an actual Angel. I think whatever angels are supposed to mean for different people, a common... Continue Reading →

Nettles update: five years

To the Nettles who's been asking me for 8 months when she'll be 'this many'... Your love of fun is infectious, easily spreadable like your daily Vegemite... Your curiosity makes me want to learn the world all over again from your point of view... Your jokes are somehow hilarious every time... Your eyes could sway... Continue Reading →

It’s too sad.

It's been unexpectedly bizarre dealing with my feelings about the horrific slaughter of 11 worshipping Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue this past Shabbat. So many aspects to this are too soul crushing - ...it was a brit mila ceremony... ...it was a house of worship... ...it was way closer to home... ...it was... Continue Reading →

Still life with stilts.

It wasn't just fun because you were a wobbly Bambi child while trying to walk on stilts, grasping me for dear life... clinging to me while we both laughed so hard from our bellies... cracking up as you're falling forward right into my arms, hugging me tight, maybe longer and tighter than you needed to...... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Nine years

What a year, man. This time last year I was terrified to break your heart, making the decision to change schools. You are a deep thinker and a deeper feeler... but somehow your intense curiosity got the better of any fear... open minded to trying new things, when they feel right... and here we are.... Continue Reading →

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