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A School Morning

Today I’m joining Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write. Read here to learn more about Just Write. In a nutshell, it’s a free write about a recent or current experience without adding analysis, explanation, or clarification. ******* I get out … Continue reading

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Baths and Red Knees, Please.

  This is my first time participating with The Sunday Spill & G*Funkified’s iPPP meme. I love looking at their photos because they’re ridiculously talented behind the camera (or iPhone, as it were). I, on the other hand, am not. … Continue reading

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the first and the last

it feels like the first time. the first time holding a chubby baby in my arms. rolls and dimples and bits of her last meal hiding in the folds of her neck. lost in her soft sighs and murmurs, feeling … Continue reading

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What do YOU do?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my job description because I loathe the question “What do you do?” and because I’m too chicken shit to call myself a writer when push comes to shove (and because I’m not “just a mom”). … Continue reading

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Postpartum Hell or, Where Are My Pills?

wake up, fling off the covers, fly out of bed, glance at red numbers on clock. listen for crying. not sure if i really hear crying or if i am imagining it. wonder if night nanny is on top of things. tiptoe down to … Continue reading

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I Had a VBAC, or There’s a Bowling Ball in My Lady Bits.

I’ve been quiet & you haven’t heard much from me Because I barely have time to breathe or to pee. Sometimes I want to bang my head against a wall And in between my legs it feels like there is a … Continue reading

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Our Tiny Miracle is Here!

            You’re my life’s one Miracle, Everything I’ve done that’s good And you break my heart with tenderness, And I confess it’s true I never knew a love like this till you…. You’re the reason … Continue reading

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In the Dark of Night

Today I am linking up with The Lightning & the Lightning-Bug for the prompt, “In the Dark of Night.” ************************************************** I tiptoe in to check on you, five crumpled dollar bills in my fist. You sleep hard, tangled up in sheets, … Continue reading

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Storkie Review & Giveaway!

Recently Heather (a.k.a. Theta Mom) approached me about collaborating with her for a Storkie review & giveaway. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’m a little nervous, but bear with me! Storkie generously gave me a $50 coupon code … Continue reading

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25 Things of Which I Am Afraid (Schmutzie style)

Do you know Elan Morgan, a.k.a. Schmutzie? I adore her and am a lurker on her blog. I had the privilege of meeting her and hearing her speak at Blissdom earlier this year, but I was too shy to say … Continue reading

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