Archive for September 2015

What I Really Mean When I Say Good Morning

In the still dark quiet before they wake each morning, I hear the rustle.  I hear the two distinctive voices saying “Mama?” “Good morning Mama.” “Good morning Gah.” “Oh good morning Bebe.” As if it had been weeks since we’ve all seen each other, though it’s only been a nighttime, we are delighted by the... Read more »

Growth Through Regression: The Longer I Live, the Less I Know for Sure

I know I support marriage equality for all.  I know black lives matter.  I know I support women having a choice in their well being and the power to control what happens with their own bodies. I know at heart I lean toward being a socialist, liberal, tree hugging hippie.  I know that addicts and... Read more »

Just a Mom: On Feminism and Infertility and Hope

It’s really pretty shocking to me when I hear it.  Somebody asks a woman what they do (which, hello, we all do 8 million things so how can we even answer this question) and I hear her say, “Oh, I’m just a mom.” SCREECHING HALT. What did she just say?  Did she use the words... Read more »
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10 Reasons to Love Libraries

We live smack in the middle of two libraries within walking distance.  I feel like I am the QUEEN OF THE WORLD.  Now.  I’ve always been a fan of libraries, who hasn’t right, but now that I have kids WELL free educational fun?  SIGN US UP. 10 reasons to love libraries! THEY ARE FREE.  I... Read more »

Mom Struggle Face

OH MAN OH MAN.  the Sunday evening mom struggle face IS REAL.  And it is by far my least favorite segment of the week.  My husband and I know it’s going to hit every week and yet it still takes us by surprise.  Our normally perfect sweet angel babies (SEE SARCASM but only kind of... Read more »

ALS Walk for Life: In Honor of Uncle Chip

What is ALS? ALS is a progressive, degenerative disease affecting motor neurons. Motor neurons are specialized nerve cells that carry impulses from the brain to the muscles by way of the brainstem and the spinal cord. The muscles then move in response to these impulses. In ALS, motor neurons gradually cease functioning and die. As... Read more »
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Before I was your mom

Hey kids.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I was alive a long time before I became your mom.  Before I ever knew your names or what you would look like, before I knew your smell or your mischievous laughter, there was a woman who lived about three lifetimes to be ready.  I don’t... Read more »