Category Archives: Parenting

This is Me

As my friends and I grow closer to the big 3-0 I am seeing many a finely tapered heel digging into the ground in obstinate refusal.  It comes in many forms: Denial. “I don’t look 30, anyway.” Reassurance.  “30 is … Continue reading

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I am the face of stillbirth.

I recently shared my story at Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope.  You can read it here:   Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope There are so many heartbreaking stories on there, but they all have one common thread of … Continue reading

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Two Years Later

Here is a song I have always loved for our darling girl today.  It’s called Lullaby and was performed by Matt Costa and Jack Johnson for the Curious George soundtrack.  (F.Y.I. – great soundtrack for kids and parents!)

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Goodbye Binkie, My Old Friend

I have been relatively offline for the past month or so.  There was PAX, the fair, a huge garage sale, weekend trips, plus a lot of cleaning and renovating here at the homestead . . . turns out that being … Continue reading

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Passing on the Magic

After viewing the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II at the Cinerama, I must confess that I have had a hard time relinquishing my wand and returning to my Muggle life. So I hung up … Continue reading

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Time is a funny thing.  A year ago I remember urging time to go faster.  I felt like an insolent child, running around their exhausted parent, pulling their arms forward, then running behind them to push them along.  I remember … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Clothesline

If you are interested in putting up a clothesline to save with laundry costs and help with environmental stewardship, then you should read Sarah Rae Trover’s blog on building one for $5! We used her diagram to install two outside and … Continue reading

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