Author Archive | Mary C

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I Have No Idea How to Raise a Boy.

I am a female who was raised with one sister. Boys were a terrifying, alien, fascinating concept to me for most of my childhood and adolescence, yet here I am, raising one. What in the world am I doing?! My two girls are just my speed, most of the time. They love tea parties. We […]

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My Rainbow Baby: The Love After the Storm

When I got pregnant, three months after losing a baby to miscarriage, I had never heard the term “rainbow baby.” And when it came time to come up with something to call that little spark growing inside of me, which of course we have always done, something new happened. I got inspiration from a song. […]

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More Children’s Books That Totally Rock

When you’re a mom to little ones, is there a more ultimate outing than going to the library? It costs nothing and it’s almost always open. There is an area dedicated entirely to children. Plus, you can almost always find at least one other mom with exhaustion in her eyes, looking for companionship. In my […]

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Content to Live My Life as the “It Could Be Worse!” Example

It’s amazing how becoming a mom rearranges your priorities. I used to be so self-conscious. Now I relish embarrassing my children whenever possible, and they aren’t even teenagers yet! And do you know what the strangest thing is? Somehow this anti- self-consciousness has evolved into really, truly not minding when I am the embodiment of […]

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Tips for the Most Correct Christmas Card Ever!

According to every store I walk into, Christmastime is creeping up on us faster than ever. My favorite band released its latest Christmas album at the end of October. For some, this means feverish shopping. For others, it means designing a holiday card and getting ready to mortgage the house to buy stamps. It’s Christmas […]

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