About A Boy

As I write this my almost 4-week-old son is sleeping on the couch next to me. He went from 2 days to 4 weeks in about 10 minutes. I can’t believe how fast it’s going with this one. I want so much to write about our family being 4 and the transition from 1 to […]

Blessing for a New Mama

  One of my best friends is due with her baby girl in 3 weeks. One of the women in our circle organized a small shower for her, and as part of the shower everyone wrote a blessing for our friend. Here’s mine for her, pulled from so many corners of the last 2 years. […]

A Good Mother

Every day I ask myself am I a good mother; was I a good mother; was I maybe even a great mother. To be fair, I know I’m a good one. But am I as good as I could be? Am I as good as that woman is. Am I as good as I can be for my daughter […]

Done with That

I started rehearsal exactly a year after starting rehearsal for the last play I did. You may remember the hell I put myself through deciding to do it and once I did, how hard but how wonderful it was. I was so excited to be home following that time that I didn’t have a hunger […]

Not a Baby Anymore

    Luciana I haven’t written an outright letter to you here for a long time. In the journal I keep to you, yes, and all I’ve written about here is you but not to you. Not for several months. In a way it’s easier to do it by the light of the computer screen. When […]

A Girl’s Guide to Lifting the Clouds

This was kind of an epic weekend for Luciana. Saturday morning we went to a pumpkin patch with her cousins after which Mama took her to a playground where she continued her mastery of the slide.   And wore herself out.   (For those of you following me on Instagram I know you’ve kinda seen these. I […]

The Me I’m Not

I haven’t known what to write lately, and hence, if you’ve noticed, haven’t written in a while. I could of course go on and on about Luciana-every day she does something that blows my mind, even if often by the end of the day when I go to write in her journal I can’t remember […]

The Good Old Days

Hi friends. We’ve been up to all sorts of mischief over here, including touring the Getty museum where Luciana walked downhill for the first time. That was priceless.   Some heavy things have gone down too. A woman I barely know lost her 21-month-old daughter. Though I didn’t know her well at all I sobbed […]

Baby Belly

Welcome to the new site! I have been dreaming of having a website for literally years, and after seeing Jora’s re-designed blog and learning that the beautiful Desi had designed it, I sent her an email asking if she’d be up to creating a site for me. It’s one of those things I was never […]


A couple of mornings ago, Luciana woke up at 6:15. I woke up at 6:06 and upon checking the clock, immediately panicked. My daughter has slept past 6am exactly 3 times in the past 6 months, so 6:15 seemed like justifiable cause for alarm. Then I remembered: oh yes. Me and worry. We’re old friends […]

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