A Letter For My Daughter on Her Third Birthday by Jennifer Andersen Dear Sydney, Sometimes, when you are upset, all you have to do is put your cheek to mine as as we snuggle and you quickly calm down. Your Continue reading For My Daughter on Her Third Birthday
We are doing things differently. I share this with my son on his fifth birthday in an Untraditional letter for my son. Dear Owen, Today you turn five. Five. I watch you now, so tall and thoughtful and it is Continue reading An Untraditional Letter for My Son on his Fifth Birthday
I am accepting responsibility for my parenting mistakes. In “A Rocky Start: A Letter for My Children” I share this with my children. Dear Sydney and Owen, We got off to a rocky start- like three years a rocky start. Continue reading A Rocky Start: A Letter For My Children
Dear Kris, I am writing to day to tell you that you are doing a great job. It has taken work, I know. But when you come home after being away- even just for the day- your children melt into Continue reading In Love With Your Children: A Letter For My Husband
Dear Owen, Our current sleeping arrangements look like this: daddy and I as bookends, you next to daddy, then Sydney, then me. We have switched it up a couple of times, but mostly Sydney still likes to nurse at night, Continue reading No Matter how Big You Are: A Letter For My Son
Dear Sydney, Each morning you come downstairs, put on your coat and red rain boots (the only footwear you have worn for about a year), open the glass slider and walk outside. You take a walk around the yard- checking Continue reading Grass, Stones and Time On Your Own: A Letter For My Daughter
Dear Owen, Things were tough last weekend. For whatever reason I had reached a breaking point. Your dad stepped in on sunday morning and made a hotel reservation. For me. I needed a break. I decided to bring you with Continue reading Time Away: A Letter for My Son
We can never be prepared for parenthood. We can think of things from our baby’s perspective though as is shared here in A Letter From Your Baby. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots! Please like our Facebook page, follow us on Continue reading Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby
Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days. You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son
Dear Sydney, Last night you stayed up with me long after Owen went to sleep. You were tired, you just were not ready for sleep. So we hung out. We played and chatted, and I did some housework. And as Continue reading Bed-Head or Africa: A Letter for My Daughter
It is bittersweet for parents to watch their children grow up. Today you Turn Four and I am your Mother is a letter to my son promising to put my own feelings aside to support him. Welcome to Our Continue reading Today you Turn Four, and I am your Mother. A Letter to my Son.
My son lost the mother her knew when my second child was born. I share this difficult time in “Now we are Good A Letter for My Son.” Dear Owen, I have written about the time after Sydney was born. Continue reading Now we are Good A Letter for My Son
Dear Owen and Sydney, We have spent so much time at the beach this summer. Around 4:00 in the afternoon we put on our suits, pack a dinner and pile into the minivan armed with pails and shovels. When Daddy Continue reading Our Days at The Beach are Numbered, and Next Year Will Be Different.
It is nice to be able to connect with our first born child after a baby joins the family. “Bedtime Can Wait” is a letter to my son. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots! Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook for Continue reading Bedtime Can Wait. A Letter to My Son.
Life changes for our first born when our second child is born. “To My First Born on his Last night as an Only” was handwritten in Owen’s Journal two days before Sydney was born. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots! Please Continue reading To My First Born on his Last Night as an Only. A Letter to my Son.