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My Boy

We had been living in limbo for too long it seemed. It was late Spring 2006 and our second-born, our Phoebes, was going to turn 2 in July. The last two years had been the hardest we had ever lived as a couple. The foundation we had started building together since the oh so young age of 23 had crumbled beneath our hearts. It shook us to the core and left us dazed as we stood looking at images in our mirrors that no longer resembled our former selves. When I look back at it now, I am amazed at how lost we were. How lost I was. How I literally lost myself to motherhood....
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Conversations with My Kid – The Counting Edition

Conversations with My Kid – The Co

In one week my baby boy will turn three. It’s unbelievable really. I am holding onto each passing moment as tightly as possible. I tell him that he is delicious and he tells me “You’re alicious too mama.” And my heart melts into a pile of little boy love goop. Everything I’ve ever been told about being a mama to a little boy is true. I am in love. We read books together every single night as we rock together in the glider that I have rocked all by babies in.  Recently, he’s been loving reading counting books.  Every night we read...
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One Shot – A You Capture Edition

I don’t know about you But sometimes jumping into life head first Is the most satisfying way to go Even if you get a face full of sand at the end of the ride. •••••••••••••••••••••• I’m back playing along with You Capture today. The theme was to post One Shot from the photos I took in the last week. Hope you’re having a head first kind of day. Minus the...
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Conversations with my Kid – The Pe

If you watched Tina Fey’s “Brownie Husband” bit that I posted last week (and if you haven’t you should), you may remember one particular moment when the Brownie Husband’s hand is stroking her face and Tina says “Why yes honey, I did get my hair lightened. Thanks for noticing.” Okay. Who does not get that? I can pretty much tell you how many times over the course of almost 20 years together that my husband has actually noticed anything new that was going on with me – like once. Maybe twice. And I think both times were on...
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"Conversations with My Kid" &#

I cried after the ultrasound with my first kid when I learned we were having a girl. Not because I thought I wouldn’t love my baby girl, rather simply because I thought I have no idea what to do with a little girl. I was a tomboy growing up and frilly dresses and bows and princesses were just not my thing. Baseball gloves were much more my scene and I was obsessed with the Chicago White Sox – at like age 6. I was scared out of my mind to become a mother and I thought having a boy first would ease the transition. In retrospect I realize that was a ridiculous...