Category Archives: Motherhood

To My Girls

To my girls, I have a quick note for you.  My hope is that it some day finds you when you most need to hear it.  When you are looking for yourselves.  When you are feeling lost.  When you don’t … Continue reading

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Mom Stress

I had quite a few jobs before I had kids.  I was a college writing teacher.  I tutored.  I worked in media buying and marketing research.  Prior to that, I waited tables and worked at a retail store.  I was … Continue reading

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Are We Really Lazy and Selfish??

Lazy and selfish. Those words have been blaring through my mind all day.  I haven’t been able to get away from them.  They are tethered to me like the chains old Marley had to carry around for eternity. They feel … Continue reading

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Word of the Year: Home (Hygge)

So every year, I pick a word of the year.  While it has taken me over four months to write about this word, it has been “home” (or hygge for any Norwegians out there) since the beginning of the year. … Continue reading

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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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