Category Archives: Letters to Jack

Letters to Jack: 4 Years, 7 Months

Hey there, peanut, It’s Memorial Day, so we’re all home together. A few hours after you woke up, I found myself imploring, “Universe, grant me the strength to get through this day.” By that point, you had thrown your stuffed … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 4 Years, 4 Months

Hey peanut, As a parent, there are times when you can’t get enough of your kids. They seem extra cute, extra cuddly, extra special. Luckily for us, we’re in this phase right now. This comes after a period in which … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 4 years, 2 months

Hey there, sweet thing, It’s a few days before New Year’s, mostly quiet in the house. We just finished reading two books — Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Cars’ Tractor Trouble — in your new big-kid bed. We … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Almost 4

Dearest Jackers, Wow — it’s really been a while since I last wrote you a letter. More than three months! I’m sorry, buddy. The delay was due to a combination of factors: we’re a busy family, the obvious fact that … 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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