September 22, 2010
My Wedding Dress, Part I

San Diego. Summer 2001. --- While vacationing with my family in California, I stopped in at a ritzy bridal boutique in an upscale mall. Almost instantly, I saw IT. I don't remember exactly what the dress looked like, but I remember it made me feel like I was walking on air. I don't remember what was […]

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September 12, 2010
more than 2

The girls were splashing in a plastic baby pool on the grass in our backyard. Pink swimsuits. Blonde heads, curls springing up from the moisture. Ocean-blue eyes, glittering. My 4-year-old was bossing. My 18-month-old was stepping in and out of the pool, her pudgy-but-still-itty-bitty thighs making my heart jump with delight. I looked at them […]

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April 30, 2010
how do you contribute to the world (with small children)?

I am a stay-at-home mom. Wait. Don't let those stereotypes sink in. The image is appearing in your mind: a woman in jeans and a ponytail, singing the ABCs, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and changing diapers. Oh, wait - that IS me. But - that's not ALL of me. Not even close. The […]

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April 8, 2010
Yes, My Kids Are My Friends

"You are his parent; not his friend." "Kids need their parents to be parents...not friends." "She clearly needs a parent...not a mom/dad who tries to be her friend." I hear those statements pretty regularly in our society and, quite frankly, they bewilder me. My kids are definitely my friends. We spend time together. We make […]

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March 11, 2010
Inconvenient...or Incredible?

Most of the time, it's pretty inconvenient to be a parent. You want to sleep in. But your kids wake up at an unforgiving hour. You need to make dinner. But your baby wants to be held and swayed and jostled just-so. You'd love to sit in Starbucks for an hour with a book in […]

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January 12, 2010
8 Things I Love About Working From Home

I've worked from home since May of 2007...and I've loved every minute of it. Sure, I've had to hide in the closet for phone conversations and I've spent one-too-many-nights up waaayyyy past my bedtime, but - I don't really mind the chaos. I wouldn't trade this scenario for anything. Here are 8 things that I […]

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