Know Your Role

A lot of my life now is defined by being a wife and a mother, especially since Calum’s diagnosis and the extra care necessary in my role as a mom, given his circumstances. This is my most important role in life and, indeed, the role I am most proud to occupy. My family is first [...]

December 26th is not just the day after Christmas.

December 26th has always been a day I have loved. Growing up, it was fun because it was an opportunity to properly absorb what you had been given on Christmas day without the hustle of having to get out the door to a family party. You could sort through all the different Chapstick flavors from [...]

Oh, Baby

So, we’ve done it again. We’re going to have another baby. It’s taken me a while to feel ready for this after all we went through in the last couple years, but we have always wanted three kids, and I ain’t getting any younger. Planning a pregnancy is something I had not strategically tried to [...]

Ride or Die

I was listening to Hot 97.1 the other day - it’s the number one radio station for hip hop in New York, and I sometimes flick it on after school drop off. It’s not kid friendly listening so-to-speak and it makes me feel so much more “street” when the car seats are empty. Calum is also [...]

Honey and Tess

When I was growing up on Cape Cod, our next door neighbors were the Crimmins’ sisters. They were at least 150 years old and their names were "Honey" and "Tess". They both had these tremendous noses with little white whiskers poking out all over, and I could never really tell which sister was Honey and [...]