The Joy of Writing Letters

Letter 1

My older son Jasper wrote me a letter a few weeks before the end of school. He’s been on a letter writing roll for a while now. He would come home from school, cheeks rosy from the warm air outside and whip open his backpack. From his red folder, he would pull out five letters that […]

6 months in

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  Happy July!  Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! You sure know how to make a girl feel loved. It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through the year already. That means it’s time to check in on my intentions for the year. {Thanks Melissa for keeping me accountable.} You may remember that […]

38 Lessons in 38 Years

38 lessons in 38 years

Today, I turn 38 years old. I wasn’t planning on telling you my real age because, well, for no good reason other than I’m clearly planted in my late 30s and on my way to being 40. But I had a conversation with Jasper the other day that changed my mind. He asked me how […]

Old Friends. New Blends.

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It’s the last week of school for my kids (finally). It’s been a long year. Full of progress. Full of promise. These little people are so much bigger than they were in September. Last night, we gathered with Jasper’s class for a picnic in the park. I sat there and watched as the kids played […]

Now I See You {Book Review}

Now I see You

I’ve lived in New York City for almost 20 years. I never expected to stay here after college, let alone raise a family here. New York City seemed like the antithesis of the idyllic childhood I imagined for my family. It’s loud and overwhelming. There’s concrete everywhere. It’s high density. There are cars, traffic, subways, […]

Trust the process / The journey is hard

Trust the process

If I were being completely honest, I would tell you that I’m struggling a bit right now. But don’t we all say that? I’m so stressed. I have so much going on. Yada Yada. Aren’t we all always overwhelmed and over-scheduled and over-booked? I posted this status on Facebook the other day – “Why oh […]

On Writing

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“Christine’s a writer.”  That’s how my friend introduced me and I couldn’t help but cringe a little when I heard those words. It felt like it was play pretend, like when I used to play pretend I was a doctor or a boutique store owner when I was a kid. It didn’t feel real. Writing […]

Paddling for Position

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When most people think about surfing, they think about riding a wave. But surfing is more than just standing up on a surfboard and maybe doing some cool turns and maneuvers. You can have all the technical skills in the world — paddling, standing up, turns — but if you don’t actually put yourself in […]