Category Archives: Motherhood

An Honest Answer to an Honest Question

Goosie was cuddled up to me yesterday.  She looked over my shoulder and saw on my screen a picture of a young boy, probably only a year or two old, who was suffering from severe malnutrition.  I could see her … Continue reading

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The Worlds Kids Open for Us

I used to live in a fairly large world.  I lived in a couple of large cities.  I went to college and grad school.  I worked for one of the major advertising firms in the world.  I volunteered and had … Continue reading

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Living in the Snapshots

My parents have a lot of pictures hanging up in their house.  My grandparents did as well.  Perhaps that’s why before I had little kids with sticky fingers I had pictures all over my tables and end stands. I remember … Continue reading

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Trying So Hard to Do It Right (and coming up short)

Being a wife and a mother is important to me.  Very important.  It’s what I most want to succeed at, and it’s what I sadly most often fail at. I had all of these ideas about this weekend.  We were … Continue reading

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Soft Spaces

Possibly my favorite children’s book is Angel in the Waters.  I received it as a shower gift when I was pregnant with Magoo, and I honestly thought it was creepy at first.  It’s about a baby in the womb who befriends … Continue reading

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Transitions

Well today, Labor Day, marks the end of the summer, and suddenly I felt the urge to write something about the impending end of us being a family of five.  I’m 35 weeks and 2 days today.  My earliest was … Continue reading

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My Face in the Crowd

Yesterday was Magoo’s First Holy Communion.  She has been so excited about it for so long.  As we got to the church, however, she got really quiet.  I think she was nervous and perhaps a bit overstimulated. Time eventually counted … Continue reading

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How Do You Thank Your Children

While obviously not perfect, my three are pretty good with their manners.  They thank us every night for making dinner.  They thank us for taking them places and buying them things.  They thank us a lot. I like it.  I … Continue reading

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Ugly Mom

Every morning I wake up, and I pray for patience. I make my coffee, and I pray for patience.  I kneel in church, and I pray for patience.  I make breakfast and lunch and dinner, I do nap time and … Continue reading

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You Are Never Alone: A Letter to my Girls

To My Girls, One day, you will mess up.  But you won’t be alone.  I will be here to help pick up the pieces. One day you will wander far away and you may not be able to find your … Continue reading

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