It’s your birthday today, Nicolas, and you are turning 5! It’s been a rough stretch for you between breaking your foot and then, the instant your boot came off, getting so sick, with a fever, chills, stomach ache, lethargy. It’s very early in the morning, and I’m the only one awake yet, but I… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Nicolas!
One of the issues that is giving me the most trouble is, “What does it mean to be me?” Am I still myself if I’m 90% of who I used to be? 75% percent? What is the point that I cross where my kids start to say, “I miss my mom,” even though… Continue reading What does it mean to be me?
I’ve had a couple much-more-in-depth conversations than usual conversations with the kids in recent weeks. One had to do with Miguel and Mariana and how they get along. They both incredibly sweet people to their younger siblings, to the extended family, to strangers, but they are just ruthless with each other. Mariana came to me… Continue reading Deeper conversations with the kids