Category Archives: Motherhood

A running yellow lights kind of day

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A good child is not necessarily a quiet child. A good child is not necessarily a quiet child. A good child is not necessarily a quiet child. A tired mama is not necessarily a good mama. A tired mama is … Continue reading

If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

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The project is a go. You are now looking at the Executive Director of the future local Parent’s Education and Resource Center. Or, rather, you are reading her blog. And by “Executive Director” I mean, “The one who has to … Continue reading

And the green grass grows all around, all around, and the green grass grows all around.

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Tom was complaining the other day that he doesn’t have any new photos for his wallet, and I scoffed. ‘Cause I don’t take pictures very often, right? Log thee onto and order thy self some photos, sir. It did … Continue reading

Jinx, you owe me a coke!

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I have an opportunity on the table that I am scared to even talk about for fear of jinxing it, but man. Mannnnn am I excited if it comes through. I would be able to be a professional, who could … Continue reading

Like a diamond in the sky

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Dear Ella, There are days that I am so sad that you are growing up. I miss when you would curl up in my arms and fall asleep every night; I miss your little bald head; I miss all the … Continue reading

Suck on this.

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I found Tom a pair of boobs today. They are the first generation of the Adiri bottles, so while they are not pretty colors, they are the same basic idea. They were new, sealed in their boxes, and .50 cents … Continue reading

Birth Survey

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If you’ve given birth in the last three years, please consider taking the survey. The survey is exceptionally detailed, so it took me a while, but you can save and return to it as you have time. I am impressed … Continue reading


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I slept on the floor of Ella’s room last night, aware of every passing car, of all the various ticks and thumps that echo in a sleeping house. I was both embarrassed to be so frightened of shadows, and sure … Continue reading

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

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The last few days have been a roller coaster of anxiety, giddiness and stomach lurching fear. I oscillate hourly between calm confidence that my going back to work IS the best thing for our family, and abject horror that I … Continue reading

Skill is making the impossible look easy.

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Tom came with us to the Mama’s group here in town yesterday, without even my having to beg him. Sure, he rolled his eyes a bit and asked “Do you really want me to come?” when I casually asked if … Continue reading