Category: My Children

Chapters in Which Something Happens

My daughter, who is three,┬áis on her way to being the next Neil Gaiman. Bronwen likes to tell stories. The other day we were driving somewhere, the destination is unimportant, and she asked me if I wanted to hear a story. Always open to… Continue Reading “Chapters in Which Something Happens”

Happy Birthday Owen!

The bigger one is nine years old today. 9! That means next year he’s going to be in the double digits! How do they go from this: To this?: Did I blink?

Happy Birthday to Bronwen!

Yes, the littlest one is three years old today! And I feel old. P.S. Apologies to those of you who visited during my technical difficulties. We’ll be talking Writing, Virginia Woolf, and Suicide tomorrow, not today.

Owen’s Prompts

At the end of the school year last year, Owen brought home the writing journal that he kept for his second grade class. I didn’t know that he kept a writing journal, so I was interested to read his work. And how pleasantly surprised… Continue Reading “Owen’s Prompts”

The Artist At Work

I’ve been trying to keep in mind that this year my focus is: “Stuff I Learned From Other People” and who better to learn from than my very own little girl? She’s two and precocious and doesn’t care what other people think–not yet anyway.… Continue Reading “The Artist At Work”

First steps are an amazing thing to watch. Today, Bronwen was leaning on a box of Owen’s legos. She was sorta standing by herself and giving little bounces. I clapped with her. She smiled. And then she stood by herself. Something in her eyes… Continue Reading “”

Reading to Your Kids and What You Learn

My son and I have been reading nightly since he was born. I read the entire Harry Potter series out loud (that equals the first five books at that point) during his first year of life. While he does not remember this experience, I… Continue Reading “Reading to Your Kids and What You Learn”

Will She Make It? Take Two

Nah, she didn’t make it to the writer’s meeting, but I did–all 9 months of me. However, for those who are interested in life a day after a writer’s meeting then I’ll tell you the following: Bronwen Elise Preston was born February 25, 2008.She… Continue Reading “Will She Make It? Take Two”

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