parenting

October 7, 2016
baby in the house

It's been six weeks and our baby boy has barely been put down. He gets transferred from arm to open arm - snuggled in a variety of poses, smattered with kisses. At night, he sleeps in the crook of my arm - our breathing in symmetry. In the morning, the girls and I stand over […]

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April 17, 2015
Yes Person

My niece and my daughter - both kindergarteners - were bent over a desert plant, enchanted by bunches of bright wildflowers. Not on purpose, I had walked up quietly and their conversation went on - undisturbed by an adult's presence. They were making plans for something - an afternoon at the grandparent's house or a […]

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February 1, 2015
not brave enough

Most days, I feel like I'm standing right on the brink of a cliff. I can shuffle my feet 360 degrees and run back to my snug "known" life of three healthy children. OR I can close my eyes and jump - welcoming a 4th baby into my body, taking over our lives and our hearts. […]

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November 24, 2014
the not-at-all terrible twos

When she calls for me in the night, she wraps her chubby arms around my neck and says, "MY mommy" in her sticky, sleepy voice. Sometimes her voice trails off..."the best." Rough road trip or afternoon? Cured by Itsy Bitsy Spider! She also requests Miss Muffet and The King Was In His Counting House. She […]

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May 20, 2014
the reason I'm glad we didn't stop at two

I won't say that parenting was easy with two. Parenting is hard, whether you are rocking one bitty baby in your arms or managing the schedules of a flock of seven children. I will say, however, that we were surprisingly comfortable with two. We were baby wearers, organic eaters, and storybook readers. I even remember describing […]

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May 13, 2014
The Velveteen Mother

Who knew that motherhood could bring such joy? I certainly didn't expect it. Even from a young age, I knew I would one day tip-toe into the unknown world of motherhood. But I was like the Velveteen Rabbit, wondering what it was to be REAL. These three little girls have worn love right into my soul. […]

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