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On this, the last day of February, I recall how I used to pity those poor kids who could only celebrate their birthdays on the actual date, every couple of years. I felt uncomfortable about the ambiguous nature of the leap year birthday. I mean, those poor kids had to hesitate and figure out anContinue reading “Happy Leap Day…well, I think…”
Watch this video of 6 Yr. old, Ingrid Neko Kesswood, doing her best Sarah Palin impersonation.
We celebrated my birthday two days ago with a beautiful array of activities and interactions with friends and family. The day began with a beautiful 3 a.m. text message greeting that made my heart sing, accompanied by a funny, musical phone message so garbled that I could barely hear it, because of the bad connection,Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me”
This is so, so good….and I’m really proud of my daughter, Sarah, an excellent mother herself, and of my son-in-law, Nate, one of the best fathers ever, for taking this approach with Ingrid….who is a strong, dynamic child. However, as a grandmother, I can’t help but tell this child that she is beautiful…frequently….because she is.Continue reading “How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body”