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Tariku is 9!

My big 3 boys all have birthdays within 3 weeks of each other. My only saving grace is that I have never been one to throw lavish parties and so their expectations are as low as humanely possible. 529 more words

Celebrating Motherhood - and Why we Need to do it More.

I’m writing this almost a week away from Mothering Sunday, or what many call ‘Mother’s Day’. The two events however are quite different, although in modern society they are viewed as one and the same. 1,376 more words


The tale of the traveling red

When I was a child, I had reddish-brown hair. Auburn was the typical term used to describe it. I hated it back then.

It lightened in the summer to a golden-red color, but all I could see was that I had gotten the typical fair skin of a ginger — pale, freckled, unable-to-tan-into-a-lovely-bronze-color skin — that burned into a bright and painful sunburn. 250 more words


What makes me afraid, why it's hard to share & other conundrums of life and motherhood

We finish the last of our latte foam, and she asks if I’m excited about the year ahead, and I am. Forty feels like new frontier as much as it feels a continuation. 944 more words


Grace for the Super Mom

I had just given birth to my fourth child. The baby fog was thick, so the fact that we had made it to gymnastic class on time was a small miracle. 1,870 more words


A One Bottle Spring Break

Yes, I prepared for Spring Break by buying and stockpiling wine.  Sue me.  My hat’s off to mommies everywhere who stay home day in and day out…you go, girls!  501 more words


Tomas is 10!

Friday I walked downstairs just as the sun was peaking through. I love mornings when I’m the first awake, when I can start the coffee and maybe a good book before everyone else takes their first bathroom break. 534 more words