I just love this photo of me and my firstborn walking the dock in Crystal Lake, IL in 2009. Today it’s part of my most recent post at The Happiest Home. Here’s a little snippet: From where I stood on that little island of new motherhood, it seemed like all the other moms were on a clearly […]
My oldest starts kindergarten this week. Since most of my clear memories of childhood start at around age five, I’ve been thinking about what she’ll remember about this year. This big day. I’m sure it won’t be the things I’m fretting over that she’ll remember. The world through her eyes is different, necessarily, than it […]
Oh hey hi. I’ve got a little list of unrelated updates and things to click on for your reading pleasure, should you choose to follow me around the internet… …and should you not care at all about these updates, you can skim right on down to the end for some gratuitous cuteness and I’ll never […]
I am 32 weeks pregnant and 32 years old. Actually, I’m closing in on 33 in both of those areas, but for now I rather like the symmetry, and even the number itself. Two of my pregnancy resolutions for this last time around were around documenting these 40 weeks more than I have my earlier pregnancies […]
Today’s my day to post over at The Happiest Mom, and I’m thinking ahead to my third and final postpartum experience. I’d like to think I’ve gotten a little wiser since the first time around in terms of knowing what to expect, knowing how to ask for and accept help, and knowing what kind of […]
Pictures. I like to take them with my iPhone 4. I need a DSLR. – a Haiku, by me, 6:05am Since before I got pregnant this last time around, I knew what I wanted my “push present” to be. (Aside: That term makes me laugh, by the way. If you’re not familiar, it’s the nickname […]
I need another social media thing-to-do like I need a hole in my head. I manage (or help manage) two Facebook pages already (one for Meagan Francis and The Happiest Mom and another for Scottsdale Moms Blog), I keep an eye on Twitter accounts for both @TheHappiestMom and @ScottsdaleMoms and go through phases of feeling […]
When people find out you were an English major they always ask the same question: what’s your favorite book? I hate this question. It’s like asking a Math major his favorite equation or a Chemistry major her favorite element on the periodic table. First of all, the answer will most likely mean nothing to the […]
Oh that? Yesterday? That was me getting back on the blogging horse. But please don’t talk about it too much because you might scare the horse. He’s very skittish. He’s also metaphorical, which is a good thing because I’m not supposed to be riding horses while pregnant. Right. You may not have known that. Hmmm, […]
I love discovering an old purse in my closet that has been filled with maracas, a train, some plastic dinosaurs, a shoelace, and a couch from the dollhouse. I love imagining the make-believe scenario that brought these small objects together and where they were traveling in a tacky crocheted satchel. I love being the guardian of the imagination that concocted that scenario. I love that I don’t really need to know what it was all about, and that it has already passed – a moment in playtime – leaving behind just the artifacts of its existence, pieces of plastic and wood worn by time and little hands, pieces that I will put back in their colored bins after bedtime, trains with trains, blocks with blocks, in the way that makes sense to me but not to them.
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