Happy One Year Birthday!!!

Dear Yeladim, Today is the 365th day we’re blessed to be your parents…it’s crazy to imagine and truly hard for us to believe, but you’re one whole year old! Up until today we measured your age in months (remember, 12 months makes one year) but this is a whole new milestone! So much has happened…

Unpacking the Last Year

I dedicate this piece to my husband, for without him I may not have survived this last year. We’ve struggled together and independently, but for me this piece was a tough and necessary one to write. I know others who have been through similar and feel alone. You are not. You are never alone. So to…

Rainy Day Fun – Salt Dough!

As a child that grew up in the eighties somewhere between analog and digital, often times rainy day activities consisted of what we could do at home: paint, color, play with kitchen utensil and even Play-doh (and movies…but we didn’t have a VHS until the late 80’s and daytime TV was not ever child-appropriate lol)….

Happy 11 Months, Yeladim!!

Dear Phoebe & Alexander, Today is your 11th month birth celebration and our 11 month blessed to be your parents. As we type this we sit in disbelief trying to understand how fast the time has flown and that in just one months time we’ll be celebrating your one year birthday…ok, back to this month……

10 months!!

Dear Phoebe and Xander, Today is your 10 month birth celebration! Wow, only two more months until the big: O. N. E. And to top this months celebration off, we’ll be celebrating with Grandma and Grandpa Florida (Diane and Marc), Uncle Eric, Aunt Mallory, And Cousins Connor and Eli…! And we’re celebrating Hanukkah, too! So…

The Conundrum of Prematurity: “But They’re Getting So Big!”

There is nothing more joyous or more adorable than a doughy, pudgy little chunkster of a baby, right? You know, the one with the cute Budda belly, thigh rolls for days and cheeks so pinch-and-kissable…ah, the life. And then with twins there are two of them – #omg #cutenessoverload #pudgefordays. After all a baby that…

Happy 9 Months!

Dear Phoebe & Xander, Today is your 9 month birth celebration! Holy cow, yeladim, where has all this time gone?! It literally seems like a blink ago and you were born, tiny, connected to all the wires and we were back in Texas with Aunt Ashly and Uncle Mac. But, alas, we’re in Pennsylvania, it’s…

Happy 8 Months!!

Dear Phoebe & Xander, Today is your 8 month birth celebration! How is it that you’re already 8 months old!? It seems nearly impossible to believe, yet here we are celebrating everything about you both! Since your last letter you both have really tipped the scales…Xander you are a whopping 22.5 lbs and Phoebe you…

Happy 7 Months!

Dear Phoebe & Xander, Today marks your 7-month birth anniversary…you’re 7 months old! Holy moly! The time is literally flying since you’ve been born…and boy has this last month brought about so many incredible changes in you both! It’s been an unbelievable experience to watch…let’s see what’s been going on: Phoebe: you’ve made some absolutely…

The Importance of LGBTQ+ Story Books

As an adult my memory of childhood is pretty good. I remember events so far back it sometimes shocks myself – and with the most vivid of detail. One thing I clearly don’t remember is ever being told a story where anything LGBTQ+ was discussed. I don’t ever remember a story about a boy coming…