Category: Newsletter

  • Month 77 – 80, Version 2.0, Kindergarten Graduation Edition

    Month 77 – 80, Version 2.0, Kindergarten Graduation Edition

    Dear Miles, Today you will be a kindergarten graduate and I am feeling an overwhelming rush of emotions. I picture you as the toddler that you were, barely able to speak coherent words. The years we invested in speech therapy for you–spending countless time at home teaching you the sound of letters, pointing to words, enunciating everything, forcing […]

  • Month 100, 101 and 102

    Month 100, 101 and 102

    Dear Olivia, I feel like a ping pong ball at the moment between school, work, extracurricular activities and just with life in general. You might be asking yourself, why am I no longer writing these letters to you more often? Am I no longer interesting? Are my interactions with you unworthy of a blog post? Do I […]

  • Month 75 & 76, Version 2.0

    Month 75 & 76, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, I’m not going to lie, I am a very competitive person. I like winning in everything. Unfortunately, this umbrella of winning includes you and Olivia. I like successes and this includes yours and Olivia’s endeavors. Whether in sports, academics or milestones, I want you and Olivia to succeed at it all. I want […]

  • Month 98 & 99

    Month 98 & 99

    Dear Olivia, The holidays are over and despite it being my favorite time of year, I’m excited to send you and your brother back to school. I need routine like nobody’s business and when you’re both here at the house, asking what the plans are for the day, I stress. Not to mention you and Miles […]

  • Month 73 & 74, Version 2.0

    Month 73 & 74, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, I don’t even know where to begin with you. You’re only six years old and your personality is bigger than some adults I know. You are very charismatic and say things that leave me without words. You say things that make me just look at you and laugh out loud. For instance, I’ll […]

  • Month 96 & 97

    Month 96 & 97

    Dear Olivia, You are 8 years old. Is there anything more frightening than that? Ok, 16 will be terrifying but I refuse to think that far ahead. 8 is a huge number although I feel this way with every passing birthday. You are the oldest in your class and I’m still very happy with that […]

  • Month 71 & 72, Version 2.0

    Month 71 & 72, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, I’m currently sitting alone in the kitchen basking in the glorious quiet that is currently enveloping the household. I do not hear siblings fighting. I do not hear the request for another snack. I’m not being berated with question after question about everything under the sun. The quietness feels so foreign to me but […]

  • Month 94 & 95

    Month 94 & 95

    Dear Olivia, I find it odd that you don’t know how to play with toys. I watch you sit in front of your toys and arrange them in lovely displays but you don’t really interact with them. You love Legos but you build the sets and then place them on top of your shelf where […]

  • Month 69 & 70, Version 2.0

    Month 69 & 70, Version 2.0

    Dear Miles, You’re officially in kindergarten! This should feel like a bigger milestone but I feel a bit robbed since you went to developmental kindergarten or also referred to as DKA or TK or my personal favorite, freedom. Last year felt like the big milestone because you transitioned from preschool a couple days a week […]