Part 4: Mamma Mia – The You Frontier

Part 4: Mamma Mia – The You Frontier

I spent the first year of my daughter’s existence in perpetual learning mode: what her schedule should be, how to dress her, what to have in her diaper bag (which I forgot often in the beginning). Everything was a “first time” event so I tried to capture each moment...
Part 3: Mamma Mia – The New Frontier

Part 3: Mamma Mia – The New Frontier

Having been career driven before my daughter, Madeleine, I welcomed returning to work just to be doing something familiar – even with my gimpy wrist issues. But as Christophe and I dropped Madeleine off with her first daycare provider, Nensa Eramil, a wonderful...
Part 2: Mamma Mia – The Sweet

Part 2: Mamma Mia – The Sweet

Apart from being a little hungry at the beginning, Madeleine was a pretty funny baby. I’d watch her sleeping and she would break into a huge, toothless smile without warning. The way she held her spindly arms and legs reminded me of a baby chicken, so, after a while,...
Part 1: Mamma Mia – The Beginning

Part 1: Mamma Mia – The Beginning

Recently, I ran across a bunch of worksheets I had used when I was pumping milk for Madeleine. It brought me back to those crazy days with a laugh and a sigh of relief. Like many other areas of my life, early motherhood did not follow the blueprint that I read about...
Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman

My childhood friend, Kerry, is one of these women who shows how big love can be again and again. I met her when we were in middle school. We shared a love of dance, dark, sarcastic humor, and the daytime soap, General Hospital. There was many an afternoon where we’d...