Tag Archives: motherhood

Redux: Giving Up the Good Girl

**I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell here on the blog, so today I’m taking an old post & revamping it. Hope you enjoy! What do you do when your writing well runs dry, or you don’t have … Continue reading

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A Lady in France : A Review

Jennie Goutet is not only my friend, but also the author of a brand new memoir: A Lady in France. Her book appealed to me on multiple levels, and I’ve always been drawn to Jennie’s openness and honesty when it … Continue reading

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Just Write: Delays and Doctors

linking up with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write yesterday I took Piper in for an appointment with a pediatrician who specializes in child development. she’s had some delays and issues and we’ve been working with a wonderful … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Every Parent Should Keep in the Car

Last week reminded me that it was time to (re)stock my car with some essential items. One of the girls came down with a stomach bug and nearly got sick in the car. Fortunately  I had a few things to … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … Continue reading

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The Twins Turn Eight!

Eight years ago today, this is what I was doing (and four years ago today, I blogged about it at my old place. Click over to see that birthday post!):   Dear Abby & Izzy, On this day eight years … Continue reading

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I Was There. I Showed Up.

I’m seeing double today — linking up with two weekly hotspots: #iPPP & #JustWrite. Cheers to the hostesses of iPPP, Greta & Sarah, and to Heather of Just Write. Sometimes the days get so busy they fall into one another … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Mother : A Week of Firsts

  **This is the piece I wrote for and read aloud in The Listen To Your Mother Show : Kansas City last Saturday night. Many people who weren’t able to attend have been asking to read the essays, so here’s … Continue reading

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Busy & Listen To Your Mother:Kansas City

Many of you know I’ve been rather busy. Some of you know I’ve been a bit down. But I’m turning things around. I’m a firm believer in talking about problems and learning how to deal with them. In other news, a … Continue reading

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Shot At Life : Motherhood

Motherhood. It’s the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding. My three daughters are all medical miracles and I don’t know what I’d do without them. The days they were born are among the happiest of my … Continue reading

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