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A Chapter Closes

This time two years ago, heavily pregnant with our last child, I felt a silent pull. I didn’t want to return to work soon after baby was born. Or any time in the foreseeable future. With a two year-old and … Continue reading

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A Week of Quitting All My Bad Habits

I’ve been edgy and easily annoyed recently, and one of my main annoyances is myself. I’ve been engaging in too many things that leave me feeling badly about myself: gossiping, getting sucked into social media and media in general, getting … Continue reading

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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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The Garden and the Beach

A month ago I planted a garden. It was a simple little garden of simple little seedlings gifted by a sweet friend. I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about starting a garden, but since I like to get outside every day with … Continue reading

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A Gorilla Incident for all Parents

Since I bet you are just DYING for another two cents on the gorilla and the 4 year-old public lynching du jour, let me give you mine! Once when Micah was in the scooting-around-the house-and-exploring stage, he discovered the treasure … 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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How We Handle Kids Crawling Up Our Asses

My daytime team of three (me, three year-old, and one year-old) have passed our sweet spot of restauranting when the baby could sit happily in the carrier watching the three year-old color or stir sugar packets into my coffee. (Our … Continue reading

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