Tag Archives: family

Soon-To-Be-Dads, Things We Want to Warn You About! Love, New Moms

This post is the result of the discovery that a male friend of mine was extremely delusional about sex after childbirth. He was horrified to learn of the six-week rule of thumb suggested by many health care professionals, and mystified at … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Ahh Mother’s Day. The only other day of the year besides my birthday when I guiltlessly hand off the baby and delegate trips to help the toddler pee. Don’t misunderstand – I do those things every day of the year, … Continue reading

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On Grief and Community

Last weekend I had the eerie experience of hearing and seeing a large wall of rain mere feet from where I stood while I remained perfectly dry beneath a clear sky. I stood there transfixed for several beats, wondering how long … Continue reading

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My Not-One-Size-Fits-All Parenting Advice

The blogosphere is full of positive parenting manifestos and well-meaning tips. For example: Never say Hurry up. They grow up so fast, make sure to be in the moment with them. If she doesn’t want you to leave, don’t leave — don’t let … Continue reading

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Life These Days

We’ve started to find our day-to-day groove with a larger, wilder, messier family. Some days certainly come apart at the seams more than others, but patterns are emerging. Here’s a little entry to process and reflect. Kids Life with two … Continue reading

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The Giving Tree

It’s a routine, both before nap and before bedtime, that I read Micah books. I like this part of the day, so if Nico the baby allows, we linger over them, working our way through a generous stack, making funny … Continue reading

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Silently Drawn: So I Quit My Job, Now What?

This morning, standing in front of 20 or so surprisingly eager 10th graders in their Writers Workshop class, I got the giddy urge to share the news. After ten years, it’s my last week as a teacher. At least for … Continue reading

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