Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


welcome to a space grounded in

humor and humility

Young married mom

what i learned while writing a novel



The other day, I felt my friend’s not-yet-born baby kick.  It was the first time I’d felt a baby in utero that wasn’t my own–and it was awesome.  I just about cried. There’s something incredibly special about feeling a little life we can’t yet see.


I thought that after Jacob was born, his kicking was going to be much less impressive: as he learned to smile, grab, and sit up, kicks just wouldn’t be such a big deal anymore.  While to be sure, I don’t call John over every time Jacob kicks now, there is something differently exciting about watching our little boy move how and where he wants to.  And trust me, he never stops moving.  Even if he’s in the stroller, he’s kick-kick-kicking his feet, which convinces me yet again that he is perhaps the happiest little boy in the world.

And that makes me the happiest mommy in the world.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *