The Most Important Thing About Raising a Fashion Butterfly

Inspired by this fearless beauty, who has been making bold style choices since she was (just barely) able to vocalize her strong opinions about the clothes she would certainly would NOT be wearing.

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Sweet Orange Memories

The day was overcast and rainy. Mom drove north to Maine, rather than driving south from New Hampshire toward home, because she just needed to see the ocean. Walking into the sand, she hung her bag on the tree that stood on the rocky edge of the beach.    Like this photograph, there’s not much to the story.…

Mommy Said Yes!!

It was a morning like so many others.    My son woke up before sunrise. His heavy footfalls on the bunk bed steps would probably wake me anyway, but amplified by the monitor that still sits by my bedside, he sounds like a small elephant crashing through any dream world I might be in. True…

Fiercely Letting it Shine

A few nights ago a friend reached out to me, dismayed that as Serendipity I am not shining a light on the real struggles many parents face every day. I fail to talk about the daily grind many face to put food on the table, to carve out quality time with their children, if they…

For You, of whom we do not speak

The day just passed and I didn’t register it. Five years.  Recently there has been a sorrow in me I couldn’t identify. Now I understand. It’s natural I didn’t have the date in mind. We barely speak of you. Of your loss.    What is that?! Why don’t we talk about you? Because it is too…

Good News/Bad News

So… it’s been a Good News/Bad News kind of a day in Toddlerville. Good News: #Frankenfoot got her stitches out & that means I’m just a day or so away from a full on proper shower (with Hubs standing by)! Everything is healing really well & the x-rays look super good. Bad News: Because everything…