Author Archives: Claire Bidwell Smith

A Glimpse Into Vera’s World

I’ve been writing some pretty intense posts lately so I thought I’d lighten it up a bit. Here are two little videos taken this week, both of them featuring Veronica. Although the second kid transition has been tough on Vera she has never wavered in being a stellar big sister, wanting to include Juliette in […]

Dreams of My Mother

Last night I dreamed about my mother. Specifically, I dreamed that I was besotted with grief over her death, and crying in big, heaping tears. I was crying the way I sometimes want to, but seldom do anymore. I’ve been missing her a lot lately. I’ve been wondering what she would think of me if […]

Dear Girls: The Truth About Beauty

Dear Girls, I really want these letters to be useful to you one day. There is so much I wish I could ask my mother now that I am a grown woman. There is so much we never got to talk about. I’m planning on being around for you well into your lives and adulthood, […]