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When positivity is failing

I haven’t always been grateful. I’ve been stressed, pessimistic, overwhelmed, selfish. But as I have gotten older, I’ve realized how much I have to be grateful for. It’s obvious, and it makes no sense to list the “big” stuff…but I … Continue reading

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Enjoy these days

I don’t think a day passes in which I am not told to enjoy these days. I remember being told the same thing when Jacob was a baby, and I remember feeling stressed about it. There is so much to … Continue reading

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Never let me go

Ahh motherhood. The days are long. The nights can be longer. Sometimes I just crave some space for myself–not to be touched for a few minutes. There are always little hands reaching for me. But I remember that they won’t … Continue reading

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Dear Jackson

Tonight I held you close to my chest. You had been happily snuggled into my ring sling most of the evening. It was the only place you were happy, which is very unusual for you. I think you had a … Continue reading

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The daily check-in

Josh and Jacob have the cutest daily routine of sitting in their chairs in the backyard and talking about their days.  Jacob asks josh how his day went, and then josh asks Jacob, and they relax. I’ve been invited to … Continue reading

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Jackson’s First Moments

Enjoy!

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being a mama

It is late and I am rocking sweet Jackson. He asks for so little, really. He just wants to be fed, held, and loved. So little to ask of life. Sometimes I wonder what is harder: to be the center … Continue reading

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My sensitive childĀ 

Jacob is so smart and mature that sometimes I think I forget how old he is. He is so communicative, and we are able to talk and share…and then he does something totally out of character (but age-appropriate) and I … Continue reading

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Why La Leche League?

I have some exciting news to share: I am officially an accredited La Leche League Leader! I thought I should explain what this means and why I have decided to put in the work to become involved in this very … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is “That Mom”

Hi. I am a mom to a really adorable, funny, empathetic, bright two-year-old. He is generally delightful. But yesterday I was “That Mom” at the post office. Jacob is so smart and charming that he tends to impress when we … Continue reading

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