Author: Lorna Rose

The day she stopped

It’s the evening she asked to nurse, and for me to sing Hush Little Baby, like we always do before bed. But that evening she didn’t really suckle, just went through the motions. It’s the evening I realized it was the beginning of the end, the end of an era that started over three years […]

Traveling to Ireland with children

Two weeks in Ireland? Sweet. Doing it with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old? Not so sweet. Actually, never mind. Really. I’ll just stay home. Those were my first thoughts when a friend invited my family and me to Ireland. She and her family live on Inis Mor (pronounced Inishmore), one of the rugged Aran Islands […]

Words from a stranger

My kids were fighting again, this time because my 3-year old daughter had taken the chair that her 5-year old brother wanted. They were yelling and starting to get physical. I hated what I was about to do, dreaded it even, but I knew I needed to do it. In the middle of my transaction, […]

Cloth diapers: The good, the bad and the poop

The other night was the end of an era: I sold my cloth diapers to a pregnant friend. I retained a couple for reasons of nostalgia, but for the most part, the cute pocket diapers, colorful covers, inserts, and handy all-in-ones are no longer in my house. As with most things about the passage of […]

Why I love spring

Early wildflower sightings and talks of the irrigation canals filling can only mean one thing – spring has come to the valley. I’m an autumn and winter girl at heart. There’s nothing more beautiful than leaves turning, warm fleeces coming out from storage, and the snowshoes finding their way out of the garage. The valley […]