Mandy Hitchcock

Motherhood. Loss. Authenticity. Resilience.



“OK” Is The Sweetest Word

Today was an amazing day. A glorious day. An extraordinary day. It was 70 degrees and sunny on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We spent the day mostly outside with our kids, raking, blowing, and playing in the million leaves in… Continue Reading →

The Glitter Situation

This afternoon, I trekked out into the rain to check out the after-Halloween sales at Target. My kids love imaginary play of all kinds, but somehow we’ve gotten seven years into parenting without ever collecting any dress-up clothes. I hoped… Continue Reading →

Seeing My Kids With Fresh Eyes

“Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” My son shouted the word over and over again as he ran across the porch of his preschool towards me. Sometimes, this incessant repetition will provoke an automatic biological response that many mothers know well: stomach… Continue Reading →

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