Category Archives: Charlie

A Letter to My Boys: On Election Results and Finding Your Voice

Dear Charlie and Jack, Even before you came into our lives, I knew I wanted sons. Having a daughter would’ve been amazing, but deep down I felt there was a bigger calling — an opportunity to raise good men. A good man … Continue reading

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Letters to Charles: Year Six

Dear Charles, Notice I didn’t write “Charlie.” This is because I’m trying to honor your wish to be called by your official name. A week ago, you announced I could no longer refer to you by your nickname. My name … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 15

Hey there, baby, It’s 5:30 a.m. You just had your I’m-not-ready-to-be-awake-but-I’m-crying-anyway bottle of milk, so I have about an hour until you get up for reals. You woke me up from a nightmare about losing Charlie on Pirates of the Caribbean and simultaneously feeling desperate about getting teenagers … Continue reading

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Jack’s Nursery

We’ve lived in our new house for seven months, but Jack’s nursery is finally done! The theme is modern woodland. (Charlie’s was modern, modern). Chair: Eames rocker Dresser: Craigslist Crib: Babyletto Lamp: Target Mobile: Etsy Wall Triangle Decals: Walls by Mur Wooden … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 9

Hey there, Jack, Gosh, it’s been such a busy month, I don’t know where to begin. Right now, you are napping, Dad and Charlie are out, so the house is nice and quiet. I’m not even sure what to do with … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: On Turning 5

Wow, Charlie. You are five. FIVE! It was clear this morning you’re becoming an older kid. Within 20 minutes of waking up, you’d already told me to stop mentioning it was your birthday. “Mom, it’s ANNOOOOOYING.” Zip it. I gave you life. Last … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 6

Hello there, my little peanut. In recognition of turning a half-year old (oh, where did the time go!), I thought I’d share some numbers that are important in your world. 2: Teeth I felt the first one poking through the night … Continue reading

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