Parenting/Relationships

For Now – September 24th, 2014
Seeing life’s little annoyances through the lens of tomorrow.

Allowing Our Children To Cry – September 19th, 2014
Making emotions safe and acceptable, even if not appropriately expressed

First Day of School – The Battle of Heart vs. Head – August 25th, 2014
The emotions and pride wrapped up in the new journey of school

An Early Lesson In Loss – January 27th, 2014
Talking with a child about dealing with death

Disconnected Thoughts on Connection – December 27th, 2013
Contemplating what it means to really connect.

There’s a First Time in Everything – October 30th, 2013
Allowing the magic of childhood to rub of on us and help us experience things as though for the first time.

You’re Missing the Point – October 9th, 2013
A reminder to listen and not be cynical.

Happily Ever After – Learning to Love the One You’ve Found – July 19th, 2013
There is no happily ever after, but continually re-learning how to love.

To Aiden On His First Birthday – July 16th, 2013
A letter I wrote years ago for my first-born on his first birthday, written to/for him and shared.

To Owen On His First Birthday – June 21st, 2013
A letter to my second-born, written to/for him and shared.

A Trip Down Postpartum Lane – May 28th, 2012
A description of life and emotions in the weeks after birth.

A Letter To My Unborn Son – May 6th, 2012
Hopes and dreams for my newest little boy.

Thoughts of a Working Mom on Bed Rest – April 17, 2012
What happens when you lose control of your entire life in an instant.

Does First Born = First Priority? – March 15th 2012
Do we care more with our first or just have more time and energy?

Always Playing By The Rules? – March 4th, 2012
How do we teach our children that it’s OK to break the rules . . . sometimes.

Thoughts On Parenting For A Soon-To-Be Mom – February 29th, 2012
Advice for new parents . . . Or practiced parents, like myself, who need a reminder sometimes.

Romance At Home – January 23rd, 2012
A shout out to the husband for keeping the romance alive.

Overlooking the Bad – Empathizing with Toddlers – January 19th, 2012
Learning to see our frustrations through a smaller set of eyes.

Love and Wine and Difficult Times – January 11th, 2012
Love deepens when fed vulnerability.

Lullaby – January 3rd, 2012
Mamas need to be sung to sometimes too.

Marking Milestones – December 30th, 2011
When times are too busy or tough, remembering to take note of the little things

Gift Making Magic! – December 12th, 2011
Teaching our children the importance of thought and time and heart in gift giving.

Convenience vs. Waste – The Journey To Cloth Diapers – November 14th, 2011
The facts behind the decision to use cloth diapers.

Close to Home – October 31st, 2011
A short photo journey through life right now.

The Development of a Sense of Humor – October 24th, 2011
Watching and helping our children figure out what’s funny.

Life in the Light of Death – October 17th, 2011
Pondering meaning in the wake of several losses.

Wake Up Singing – October 10th, 2011
Learning from the happiness of our children in difficult times.

Stop Dying and Start Living a Little – September 29th, 2011
If we’re not growing, we dying. Keep growing.

Never Alone – September 19th, 2011
Seeing our children as people and learning to find friendship with them.

Helping Hands – September 1st, 2011
Learning a lot from the helpful nature of our children.

Laughter is the Best Medicine – August 22nd, 2011
Infectious laughter, which comes naturally to children, can be the best salve for an ailing body or tough day.

Dance With More Than Just Your Toes – July 26th, 2011
Learning from the lack of inhibitions or self consciousness in our children.

Stop Teaching and Listen – July 2nd, 2011
Our children have as much to teach as they do to learn.

Seen It All Before – May 26th, 2011
Learning to live life as our children do – as though we haven’t seen it all before.

Everyday Discovery – May 21st, 2011
The world is magic through a child’s eyes.

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