September 27, 2016
by Tricia

Girl at the beach

She is one. Even the low tide reaches her belly button. She’s as timid as she is tiny. These days, you might say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Tiny. Timid. I hung up my adventure seeking flag right more »

July 22, 2015
by Tricia

We Pretend

“Pretend I’m the Mommy and you’re the sister and we’re going on a trip.”  She scrambles onto the couch. “Ok. What’s my name?” I like to really get into my role. “Rose.” She always picks Rose. I pretend I’m not more »

April 15, 2015
by Tricia

Yesterday was busy

Yesterday was busy. Yesterday has been busy for quite some time now.     Maybe you’ve guessed that. Maybe yesterday has been busy for you too for quite some time. The winter lull of schedules that never really happened and the more »

March 18, 2015
by Tricia

Vignettes of a wiggle

“My tooth hurts.” Her aches and pains are varied and frequent these days. I’ve fallen into the trap of treating them all like requests for attention and, lately, I’ve ignored more than I’ve indulged. Motherhood has been too many simultaneous more »

November 18, 2014
by Tricia

When they’re sick

I sat on the floor, in front of the couch, spoon-feeding pasta into his mouth. She stretched out next to him. Both of their eyes glazed but focused straight ahead, entranced by the TV screen. My own stomach rumbled and more »