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Don’t Make Waves.

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 by Molly 1 Comment

 

    Every day when I pick up Vivienne from school, we take the shortcut home. Five days a week, we go the same route, the same time of day. We stop at this one corner by an Urgent Care clinic, and nearly always catch this one cursed red stoplight. It’s one of those painful,…

TWINS.

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by Molly 16 Comments

 

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. For the past 2 months or so, I’ve been digesting the news I learned back in September: the news that not only am I pregnant, I’m pregnant with TWINS!  I’ve had trouble coming out with this noteworthy bit of information here, mainly because it’s so difficult for me…

Inconclusive.

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by Molly

 

Tough news today. The results of the DNA testing for the baby were inconclusive. So this leaves me with no answers. Was it a fluke? A “bad egg” as one doctor phrased it? There is good news here. Each day I wake up a little…lighter, I guess. I’m smiling again. Jeff and I makes jokes. I’m hug Vivienne too hard and drink her in as much as I can. The worst part of it has passed. But sometimes the grief creeps up on me unexpectedly and smacks me in the face. I let it envelop…

When Spontaneity Wins

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Molly

 

Back in the day, I was wonderfully spontaneous and fun. I’d take off on a trip on a whim, go out 4 nights in a row because I just felt like it, or even suddenly decide to move to another state. Hell, I once went to Burning Man with less than two weeks lead time. Nowadays, it’s a completely different story. Everything is carefully planned and orchestrated around my girl. I know that Jeff, aka Mr. Spontaneous, misses the old me from time to time. Two days before Memorial…

Daddy’s Girl

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by Molly

 

Vivienne kind of broke my heart this week. I came home from work the other day and greeted her with my usual giddy enthusiasm, waiting for my favorite megawatt grin and “Oooh, ooooh. OOOHHH, Mama!” Instead I got a whole lotta of nothin’, because she was too busy being completely fixated on her Dad. I…

I Was Told There Would Be No Dirt

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Molly

 

  I have the distinct feeling that my daughter is well on her way to being a tomboy. Give her the opportunity to play with mud, dirt, mulch, or rock, and she enters a state of full-on toddler nirvana. This video is from a birthday party we attended over the weekend. Every time I attempted…

Putting it Out There

Posted on: March 25th, 2012 by Molly

 

  I wonder: will I ever be the kind of writer who has the courage to get this raw? Yes, The Bloggess is hysterical. For me, writers who elicit genuine laugh our loud moments are few and far between, and she’s one of them. But beyond that, she’s completely unafraid to expose her vulnerability.   Already,…