Author Archives: Katie

Shedding the Shy: London is 12

London was always considered “shy” as a little one — but she’s shed that connotation and turns 12 today.

Finding the Words: Happy 9th Birthday, Erinn

On Erinn’s 9th birthday, writer Katie Parsons admires the growing traits her daughter is developing as a conversationalist.

When Your Parenting Turns 13

When a child turns 13 – parenting takes on a whole new meaning.

London: Observer of Life

London, on your 11th birthday, I want you to remember the importance of being an observer first, actor second.

8 Years Old: Glitter, Glitz and Glamour

Erinn Sarah Rose – Today you turn 8. In so many ways, you have been the child who has turned…

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Lost Time with Mom

These days the threat of Alzheimer’s disease guides my every move.

12 Years of Following Cues

Twelve years later I’m still looking to you for my cues. I watch you to learn what you need — as a student, performer, humanitarian and young woman.

How often should I wash my jeans?

This post is a collaboration with The Laundress There is a theory that denim should never be washed. In fact,…