Archive for journeys in motherhood

Aug
08

Ally

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I sit at my laptop with a heavy sigh. Must write today. Must write. The Self Doubt Monster grips me tight. “Why bother?” she whispers in my ear, “why bother?” “You have nothing to say, nothing to offer.” I bristle Wondering if today I have it in me to fight the fight. To arm myself […]

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Aug
02

Like Us

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She is three-and-a-half-years old. She is full of whimsy and nonsense. Like me, she is mostly happy and a little goofy. Like her father, she loves monster movies (just ask her about Dracula or the Wolfman). Like us, she is shy around people she does not know and tentative in large groups. She is keenly […]

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Jul
20

A Family Again

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We’re a family again. In a duplex where Muffin now sleeps in her own room in her own bed. On a dead end street with park that lights up with fireflies at night. We’re a family again. And I remember the joy it brings. To wake in a place we call ours. To hear Muffin […]

Jun
28

The Scare

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“Mommy…” I heard the muffled, half-crying call followed by something about wanting to go see Grandma and Uncle Larry. Muffin’s awake I thought to myself as I turned over in bed attempting to wake myself up and gear myself up for the morning. I heard footsteps on the hardwood floors and waited for Charlie to […]

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Apr
26

Lessons From Easter

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“C’mon,” whined my eleven year old niece. “When are we we gonna have the egg race?” “The egg race?” I cringed. I’ll pass, thanks, I thought. It’s wet and crummy out. Who the hell wants to run around the yard with an egg in a spoon? Besides, we’ve never done egg races before. Seriously. AGH. Yep, […]

Apr
21

Priority Number One

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Hands down, the biggest battle I have with the Muffin is bedtime. Every. Single. Night. Which is funny (but not really) because if you had asked me when I was pregnant (or really any time before or after that) what I would most like to have under control as a parent of an infant or […]

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Apr
18

Blogged About With Love

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I write this mommy blog, and on this space I share my world. I started this blog, in part, to keep my family (who, at the time I started, lived on the opposite coast) updated on the goings on of my Muffin. I obviously know that what I write here is on the Internet, and […]

Mar
26

Little Things

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It’s the little things I fear I’ll forget. The moments that aren’t great milestones or significant pieces of a larger picture. The moments I can’t add as part of a longer story. The ones that don’t need more words to explain and so I don’t give them any. Like watching her dance in front of […]

Mar
21

Doing Something Right

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There are so many things I do wrong as a mother. Some of what I do wrong I know and some I don’t. Some I’ll figure out and others I won’t. It’s simply the nature of motherhood. It’s so easy to beat myself about those things, and beat myself up, I do. So I have […]

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Mar
15

Of Body Parts and Vocabulary

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Vagina. It’s not a bad word. It’s simply part of the female anatomy. Being a girl and all, I thought I was cool with that. Enter my very verbal and curious little girl who’s adding to her vocabulary daily, and suddenly I’m a blushing prude fumbling over my words. It started with “boobies.” Whenever I’m […]

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