Author Archives: Jessica

Letters to Charlie: On Turning 8

Happy birthday, my baby boy. You always tell me you’re no longer a baby when I call you that, and I always respond with that awfully cliche, but so totally true statement that no matter what your age, you will … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3.5 Years

My dear, sweet boy, I don’t know why, but you are so incredibly scrumptious right now. Getting you dressed for bed tonight, I couldn’t stop giving you all the kisses and nuzzles, hugs and tickles. I’m a little obsessed with … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3 1/3 years

Hey there, Jackers, It’s funny what people will do to keep their sanity. On the 25-minute drive down to Ashleigh’s yesterday, you said “mom” 43 times. How do I know? Because keeping a tally in my head was the only … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3 Years, 2 Months

My dear boy, Oh my. What a past few months! It’s been a time of change for our family — filled with some rough times, but also sweet family fun, exciting transitions and 3-year-old towhead who is trying his darndest … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: On Turning Three

My dear boy, I apologize for writing this letter a few days late. October has been the busiest month for our family in recent memory — Dad has been traveling, I’ve begun editing the parent newsletter for Charlie’s school, and … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Nearing 3

My dear, sweet boy, I know you’ll hate me one day for starting my letter this way, but you just pooped in the potty! Yaaaaaaaaay!! Such are the milestones that parents pine for. I longingly imagine the day when there … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Almost 33 Months

My dearest boy, I get a feeling when I know it’s time to write you a letter. It’s part wonder, part pride, part recognition that time is moving forward and you continue to grow. The feeling struck me earlier this … Continue reading

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