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Parenting, motherhood, Love

Watching angels dream

by Crystal Sullivan

Augusta — I live for these beautiful, ordinary moments. Nestled in my bed are two precious angels: my daughter and son. They are curled up in sunlight and blankets, their golden hair wild on the pillows. Tangled strands lay across my little girl’s cheek. I gently brush them aside holding my breath, watching her eyelids flicker with dreams. I don’t want to wake her. I pull the blankets up just a little and...


I feel really bad about her blue hands. As often happens in amateur experiments, first there is delight, then disaster.

by Shiloah Matic-Ma

Antipolo — You see, today, on this rainy ripe-for-boredom day, I vowed we’d try finger painting. It seemed easy enough—the blogs promised it would be. Ella came in from her outdoor playtime and found me with my ...

motherhood, music, Perfect Moment

There's music playing and I'm writing at my desk, knowing that this moment is just too good to last long.

by Shiloah Matic-Ma

Antipolo — I started with Duncan Sheik only because he was just a few artists down from Disneyland Children’s Sing-Along Chorus, which had been on repeat ever since my daughter decided that Mommy’s Office was mo...

technology, Memories, motherhood

My 2008 MacBook Pro is circling the drain. Too soon, old friend.

by Shiloah Matic-Ma

Antipolo — Just last week, as I was working (or entertaining the delusion of productivity as it allowed me to), the thought crossed my mind that it and I could go on like this forever. A foolish thought in these...

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