Silent Superheroes: Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers are silent superheroes. I say silent because they have this special ability to quietly change a child’s world in seconds. Mothers build dreams, squash fears, and fulfill hearts — all while scrubbing spit-up, tackling tantrums and handling homework. Even on a child’s worst days, mother’s create clarity and calmness. My mom [mama, as I call her], is still scrubbing spit-up + tackling tantrums. Not because I’m stomping my toes in my…. Read more

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my my mom’s 58th birthday. I’ll likely be reprimanded for saying her age publicly, but fortunately, she can no longer send me to my room (sorry, Mom). At two years shy of 60, this birthday is not a particularly special one. But my mom has spent 25+ years celebrating even my most boring accomplishments, so it’s only fitting I make a big deal out of 58. I’ve said…. Read more