Blessings, Parenting

Love Baked Daily

The following essay, Love Baked Daily, was a semifinalist for the Chicago “Listen to your Mother” Show. I wrote it as an homage to…

Parenting

Handed Down Love

I wake to footsteps on creaky floorboards. Little girl feet race through the house, chasing the darkness between their nightlight…

Parenting

The Grandma Angels

(This post originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Sasee Magazine. All rights to republish belong to Katie O’Connell….

Parenting

Balance

  My stomach twists as I pass the pink paper sitting amongst the table’s clutter. “Freshman Course Selection: Class of…

Parenting

Smorried…

[This post originally appeared on the Heartwired Writing Facebook page -Katie] My eight year old daughter rushed to the car…