When I rock my crying baby and he slowly calms and falls asleep on my shoulder, it is magic.
At well over six feet tall, my youngest brother is certainly no baby anymore. He is eight years my junior, which means he was in kindergarten when I graduated eighth grade. Over the past few years, he morphed, in the way siblings do, from a squirt into a real friend. He is smart and kindContinue reading “On baby brothers…”
Our neighborhood is great, and there is an ineffable quality that comes out in that thirty minutes between when night is falling and day is done. The slowly failing light makes the azaleas and dogwoods seem brighter. The nice weather makes everyone more amenable to chatting and making introductions. Right before everyone returns to theirContinue reading “On twilight walks…”
It happened like this. My grandmother mentioned that she wanted to get rid of the pile of bricks behind her storage shed and the bricks lining her flower beds because they were in the way. She asked if we wanted to take them. Since our house is brick and the backyard has a brick pathContinue reading “The Path”
1. Don’t wake up the baby. 2. Replace toilet paper. 3. Offer to refill coffee mug. 4 DO NOT WAKE UP THE BABY.
This Lent felt longer than the past several, and I think it was a combination of factors that made it so. We don’t eat meat everyday in my house regardless of the liturgical season, but we made it a point this year to abstain on Fridays and to have at least one other meatless dinnerContinue reading “On Easter…”
Me. I need sleep. If my kiddo gives me more than 2 hours straight tonight, I will be one happy lady. If he gives me more than 3, he will be my hero. More than 4 and I’d seriously considering buying him a pony.
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester One of the things I’ve been reading this week is The Professor and the Madman about two of the many makers behind the massive Oxford English Dictionary that took seventy years to compile. One of myContinue reading “This week I’m reading:”
My husband and I bought a house almost exactly a year ago. Actually, we found out we were having a baby on a Tuesday and learned that our offer on our house was accepted on a Wednesday. It was a big week for us. I was pregnant when we moved and got big and awkwardContinue reading “Turning our house into our home, part 1 of many”
My name is Caroline, and I want a place to keep track of ideas and thoughts. I also want to share them. I am a lot of things–a new mom, a wife, a daughter, a homeowner, a feminist, a Catholic, an aspiring gardener, a museum professional, a reader, an adjunct professor, an environmentalist, a Southerner…frankly,Continue reading “Hello, internets!”