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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

This morning began as most school day mornings do—the kids and I shuffle half-blind with sleep down to the kitchen, where cereal is chosen and milk is poured and requests for lunch are made. Then there are the 2-3 admonishments to “Finish your milk!” “Eat the yogurt!” “Don’t leave the banana peel on the table!”, … Continue reading

H is for Hunger

This A to Z post is a little different from the previous ones. And a little bit longer. Sorry. Recently I came across a website called The Giving Table with an initiative entitled Food Bloggers Against Hunger. Their event actually took place yesterday, April 8th. (Forgetting that we don’t post on Sundays, I mistakenly planned … Continue reading

Reblog: An Open Letter to Victoria’s Secret from a Father

Parents have a lot of pressure on them these days. We are assaulted with all sorts of challenges to the values we work so hard to instill in our children. Is it too much to ask for a little help from the media and companies who (like it or not) play an influential role in … Continue reading

Living in a Snow Globe Redux

The weathermen are forecasting 10-14″ of snow for our area, beginning tonight and into tomorrow. Normally, I’m skeptical of the weathermen. But see, my darling husband is doing two weeks of military training in Tennessee, which means that we will probably end up with 20″ or more. At least this time, I will have my … Continue reading

“Motherload” and the Birth of My Son

Eight years ago today, at 5:47 p.m. Eastern Time, I became a mother to a son for the first time. His birth was very different from his older sister’s, as was his temperament and personality. I became a full-time stay-at-home mom when he was born, so he was always at my side. Money was tight, … Continue reading

Embrace the Mess? Why yes, I think I will.

A while ago, I read this great post from Judy over at Raising the Curtain about embracing mess in your life. Aptly titled “Cleanliness May Be Next to Godliness but Mess is Next to Joyfulness“, her piece made me consider how I, like many of us, avoid mess to the point that I miss out … Continue reading

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