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BACKLASH: When Baby's Last Name is Mom's

Such a powerful piece on The Hairpin today by sister siren Molly Caro May about how she and her husband embraced HER last name for their new daughter. 109 more words

Sister Sirens

Five Minute Friday: Belong

I want to be one who holds solid, who hangs on for the bumpy, long road.

But it’s hot and sticky, and my body hurts from the jostling, and I want the short, quick fix so much more. 285 more words


Mothering Again

April 2012  

In the last seven days the baby has figured out how to put weight on her feet, so that when you hold her face forward on your lap she looks like a standing baby doll.   1,288 more words

School's out for summer!

Today my 5 officially finished their school year. Though I was thankful Michigan went longer than Iowa when we decided to move because it gave them longer to make good friends before the summer, I was getting pretty bored at home the last week or so and was itchin’ to have all my babes at home with me during the day! 486 more words


continue on

I was missing in action for a couple days there. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a blogger and your computer doesn’t work. Hopefully soon we buy a new lap top. 335 more words


A Letter to My Graduate

Dear Morgan,

Tomorrow you will wear that classy little white dress I bought you; on top of it you will put that white robe and cap, and you will walk across that stage to get that piece of rolled up paper.   1,197 more words


“Educated women in the home? What an odd thing to deplore! What better place to have us “end up”…What more important job is there than sharing the values we are learning to cherish with the next generation of adults?

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