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Two Loves?

I took this picture last Saturday morning. We were all bundled up, heading to Sarabeth’s for breakfast. I hung back and snapped away, as I sometimes do. And I look at this image and smile because there is something so…

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Is Our Capacity to Love Limitless?

I think I want another baby.
I say¬†I think¬†because I genuinely do not know if this is something I want. Is that weird? To not know what I want? The truth is that I cannot tell whether I’m…

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Big Love Moments

The girls were off school yesterday. They were up early and I rose a bit later and we let Daddy sleep in a bit. There was this small stretch of time when we hung out in our pajamas on the…

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I look worried, but at least we’re in love.

 
For school, the big girls had to decorate wooden airplanes this weekend. They painted them and added little photographs of the family and draped ribbons from the tail and also slapped goofy emoji stickers on the wings. The final…

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The HERE Year Month #10: Vulnerability

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-ups we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” (Madeleine L’Engle)
There is a girl.…

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There Is No Right Thing

Monday morning. December 22nd. Christmas is inches away. I sit at my kitchen island, white and clean now, five reindeer carved from tree trunks staring at me as I type these words. The girls are huddled on the couch, watching…

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13 Moments & a Ladybug Winner

4:41am this morning. I sat at my kitchen island with my laptop and my big old mug of coffee and communed with my new characters. Time blazed by I and heard little girl footsteps on the stairs.

Last night before…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Home Front

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Thankful

A moment of calm before the holiday storm. I sit in a small coffee shop and I sip my almond milk latte and stare at a screen. Music plays. Two women behind me talk loudly. Outside, people shuffle by and…

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Do not wait for life.

1. I work so hard. I pour my heart and soul and body and mind into the things I love most in the world and I go to bed each night hoping against hope that I’m doing okay, that my…

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Two Things We Must Try To Do

This morning didn’t begin well.
Little Girl has a bad cold, a cough that’s particularly deep at night, and she slept in bed with us for the third night in a row. Husband took her in the shower to steam…

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