Category: Newsletter

  • Month 132, Version 2.0

    Month 132, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, I would like to personally thank you for the gray hairs on my head that are most certainly your doing. The crease lines on my forehead? Definitely you. I realized at some point this year that I often scrunch up my face and give you a quizzical expression when you’re talking. You talk a […]

  • Month 156

    Month 156

    Dear Olivia, I’m not so sure how I feel about you becoming a teenager. Personally, I think I’m in shock that we’re at this momentous point in your life. It feels just like yesterday I had you sitting on a training potty in the middle of the kitchen, anxiously waiting to hear a tinkle tinkle and now […]

  • Month 120, Version 2.0

    Month 120, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, The year of double digits! Also, the year I would happily take a parallel universe in exchange for the one we’re currently living in because shit must be better over there. This is a bizarre year and you’ve been on a wave of emotion since the first day of the shutdown. You’ve been […]

  • Month 144

    Month 144

    Dear Olivia, First, let’s start off by saying you’re a great kid. Really phenomenal. This year has been nothing short of a dumpster fire but you’ve been a delight for most parts. This could partly be because the pandemic has sucked just about every ounce of joy and care from our souls and we threw screen time […]

  • Month 108, Version 2.0

    Month 108, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, Life has been a blur since your arrival nine years ago. You’ve been on the run from the age of 9 months when you took your first steps and you haven’t slowed down since. I’ve been spending this entire time trying to keep up with you knowing very well that my energy level is nowhere […]

  • Month 132

    Month 132

    Dear Olivia, Writing to you again is kind of like seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time but you pick up right where you left off and all seems right in the world. Like, you’re exactly where you should be. I enjoy these times when I can talk to you because […]

  • Month 109 – 111

    Month 109 – 111

    Dear Olivia, It’s Christmastime which is ultimately my favorite time of year. As exhausting as this season can be, I look forward to experiencing everything through yours and Miles’s eyes. I’ve always loved this time of year but having children makes this time of year even more special and magical. I’ve been putting together an […]

  • Month 84 (and 81 – 83), Version 2.0 Birthday Edition

    Month 84 (and 81 – 83), Version 2.0 Birthday Edition

    Dear Miles, It’s your birthday which means I fall into a depressing state as I remember your days of yesteryear and the tiny little bundle of angst you were. 7 years you torpedoed into our lives and you’ve been barreling through life ever since. You are an animated, loving, charismatic creature which is far from the […]

  • Month 108 (and 103 – 107) Birthday Edition

    Month 108 (and 103 – 107) Birthday Edition

    Dear Olivia, I know, I’ve fallen behind in my posts to you. It’s not out of anger or because I no longer find these posts helpful for my own well-being or because I’m scared what one might say when I write about something. Life just has a funny way of continuing on despite you being ready […]