Big Girls & Freight Trains

Big Girls & Freight Trains

Who is this little girl? I’m looking over pictures with a crazy mixture of pride, awe and disbelief at the little person she has become. A far cry from the colicky, needy, anti-social babe who couldn’t be bothered with large groups. And forget about a party. But now – she IS the party. She’s charming … Continue reading

FUN AND WHATS NEXT

Lately I’ve been beating myself up. “Autumn, you’re neglecting the blog, Autumn, you’re not being productive enough, Autumn you shouldn’t relax with your hubby for an hour to watch Californication, you should be reading or writing instead.” Ugh. Where’s the balance? I’ve spent the last 2 years effectively growing, giving birth to, and then nursing, … Continue reading

HUNGRY HEARTS.

HUNGRY HEARTS.

I’m looking for a new place to lend my heart. Most of my pre-mom life, I was an advocate for animal rights. In 7th grade I learned about cosmetics companies conducting horrific scientific experiments on bunnies and monkeys, just to be sure our blushes and mascaras were safe. So I wrote to PETA, designed my … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sugar Bean

Happy Birthday Sugar Bean

Sugar Sugar – pumpkin girl, little light of my life. A year ago today you stormed the gates to join our hearts and our home forever. Before you were born I wondered what you would be like. Would you be shy, or outspoken, would you prefer funky sneaks or high heels?  Once you arrived –full … Continue reading

HELLO LOVE

HELLO LOVE

Well Hellllooooo Summer. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather see right now. You are the apple of my eye — an abyss of bliss-filled memories, scorched skin, laughter, knotted hair and delicious fatigue. You are the embodiment of childhood. ‘Hello’ to you means ‘Hello’ to light-filled days, warm balmy nights, dips in cool … Continue reading

You Can Take Him Honey

You Can Take Him Honey

Aspen rocked her first My Gym class today. We both sported gigantic grins for the full 45 minutes…bouncy beach balls, slides, trampolines, bubbles…a veritable toddler paradise. I almost choked up at one point, watching her scramble away to play with the other kids and then pause to look back at me briefly—just to make sure … Continue reading

DO I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE?

Do you ever pass someone on the street, and for reasons that you can’t explain, you say hello and flash them a huge smile? Sometimes they return the smile and for a moment you think to yourself, “I bet we would be friends”. We’ve all had those moments…right? Here’s the story of one of mine. … Continue reading