Tag Archives: motherhood

Back to school (Whoopee!)

The girls are back to school this week, and I have officially become that mom who dances in the street after saying goodbye to the kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love my two little rascals, but this school break … Continue reading

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Thinking about going back to work

So. I’ve been thinking about going back to work, after five – FIVE! – years of being a stay at home mom. At times I feel SO ready to get back out there. Other times, I fear going back to work, … Continue reading

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Perspective: seeing your child through someone else’s eyes

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective. Claire is a wonderful kid, but she can also have quite the attitude. At times she frustrates me beyond belief, and I have to work REALLY hard not to respond in anger. (And I don’t … Continue reading

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Check us out, barely coping on the first day of school

Monday was the first day of school, and we were wildly unprepared. WILDLY. UNPREPARED. I egregiously underestimated how hard it would be to start the new school year just two short days after arriving home.

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Children’s theatre: The Golden Goose

We took a family trip to the Children’s Theatre this week to see a summer production of The Golden Goose. Claire and Heidi love plays and musicals, and this was a really fun show for the whole family. (We’re still hoping … Continue reading

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Tea time: a break from chaos

I’ve been having tea time with Claire and Heidi a lot lately. My mom brought the girls their own tea pot and tea cups a few months back, and we’ve been making use of them almost weekly! What used to be … Continue reading

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I want to be in the picture

Have you read this excellent article called The Mom Stays in the Picture? It’s about why we, as mothers, need to make sure we are in our own family photos. We may not want to be photographed, preferring not to see just … Continue reading

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Jesse’s blog takeover: A tribute to moms

You guys are in for a big treat today! My lovely husband, Jesse, has decided he wanted to do a guest post in honor of Mother’s Day. I’m so intrigued! He was very secretive about the whole thing, and I had … Continue reading

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Things I love about home: tea parties with Nonnie

My mom has enjoyed having tea parties at home with the girls over the past few weeks. She brews up a pot of herbal tea (Almond Sunset – Claire’s favorite!) in a real tea pot, and serves the tea in beautiful … Continue reading

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Things I love about home: children’s theatre

I took Claire to her first play a couple of weeks ago, and she loved it! There is a Children’s Theatre in my mom’s town, and they did a summer production of Goodnight Moon, based upon Margaret Wise Brown’s book … Continue reading

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