What’s in a Name?

As an adult, I have gotten used to losing my given name. Following my marriage people began calling me Mrs. Shoham. Sorry, nope, still Ms. Polk; I kept my maiden name. With the birth of our first son, I suddenly found myself addressed as Aaron’s Mother. Son number two brought a similar, Ethan’s Mother to my … Continue reading What’s in a Name?

It’s Too Hot Out There for a Walk

Pettigrew goes on a minimum of three walks a day. One in the morning, one between noon and 5pm and one after 8pm. He knows it. I know it. It’s a routine that never changes. It’s not a choice. It’s a necessity. Pettigrew considers our yard an extension of the house. Therefore, he will only … Continue reading It’s Too Hot Out There for a Walk