November 21, 2013
by Tricia

Little fingers

Four tiny fingers wrap themselves around my index finger. The thumb completes the circle. And we’re off. Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. He pulls a little as we go. He sways and rocks a bit. He is steady… steadier every more »

November 19, 2013
by Tricia


I coast past the entrance to the lower lot, remembering too late that the upper lot is closed for paving. I got emails about this and those bright orange cones are tough to miss. But I’m already in my weekend more »

November 12, 2013
by Tricia

Small talks

The buzz of the heater. Time to get used to these things again. The shock of the cold when we first get in and the buzz of air blowing out at us, freezing cold at first but slowly warming. Turning more »

November 7, 2013
by Tricia
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Birthday season: recap

And it’s done. Birthday season is officially over. The day after baby boy’s party I woke up feeling like something was missing. No more party to plan. No more decorations to make. No more daydreaming and pinning and pining over more »

October 28, 2013
by Tricia


Every year, we go to the pumpkin patch. Just like every other family with small children and a love of pumpkins. Normally we go to this big, often crowded, rather far away farm. ‘Normally’ meaning that we’ve done so for more »