For the first time, Ari went to the planetarium in downtown Chicago. We had so much fun learning about the stars and planets. At this age -- almost five -- she eagerly wants to learn EVERYTHING. Here's her first look through a telescope. I hope that throughout her life, she will always reach for the stars.
Post Archives from the ‘Motherhood’ Category
Welcome to the first installment of my Menagerie Mondays series. This is where I get a chance to be really creative (something I need to do more often) and share my work. For this first Monday posting, I'm sharing my sketch of Ari clinging onto my shoulder. We were at a party; she was about two and a half years old. If you look carefully in … Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays, Mother and Child Union"
Whenever my daughter and I first enter the store, we stop, and I tell her to smell her surroundings. She immediately replies with “Delicious” or “Yummy.” We are not in a bakery or candy shop. We’ve just walked into our nearby bookstore – where we are instantly surrounded by the collective waft of books. I order books from Amazon, but I love, love, love physically going … Continue reading the story "Of Books and Bookstores"
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|Ari and I at her first hockey game|
I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was young and fit. I desperately wanted to live, but I also had a burning question: If I were lucky enough to get to post-treatment status, would I be able to have children? My doctors were optimistic. They said I would get through cancer and its … Continue reading the story "First Comes Cancer, Then Comes Single Motherhood"
I'm taking the suggestion of extraordinary blogger Marie of Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer and devoting this posting to let the blogosphere know who I really am.
I am first and foremost a single mother to an almost-three-year-old girl. I adopted her from China when she was 13 months old. She was worth my four-year wait for a child. … Continue reading the story "My Other Life"