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Tea for Toddlers: Chrysanthemum Tea

Every afternoon Fig and I brew ourselves a cup of tea to share. We do this mostly because we both love tea but also to anchor the day and spend a few quiet moments together.   203 more words


On reading and re-reading.

I’ve been on a reading kick lately. That’s how it goes with me. One month I’ll read and read and read until I burn out. Anyhow, recently I discovered that I could check out ebooks from the library so now my e-reader device has provided me with necessary diversion for all of the middle-of-the-night-ness that comes with having a newborn. 494 more words

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Sunday Snippets - January 24

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets, where we share posts from the previous week.

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Wild and Free, and Mini Me!


WILD, what a movie! It’s not for everyone and I walked away with a heaviness in my heart. The character is very unlike me except for the main theme, the impact of her mother in her life. 1,090 more words


Being hard on myself, telling the full story

My dear friend M gave me an enormous gift today. We were on the phone, and I was crying about how hard parenting is, and how much worse at it I am than I thought I would be: specifically, the difference in how I usually interact with people (I am fairly good at being warm, loving, generous, thoughtful, communicative) and how I interact with Hazel (I feel I am mean, demanding, autocratic, insensitive, etc.) In fact, I feel two things: one, that being a mother is like being a teenager again, in that black fog of drama and difficulty; and two, that I too often find myself behaving like a toddler myself. 507 more words

The Vacuum Monster

When I wake up on a Saturday morning, I’m optimistic as to what I’d like to do to get my day started: a nice cup of strong coffee, a relaxing breakfast, and lounging on the couch in my pajamas as I read the latest Maclean’s magazine.  1,005 more words


the grass is so green ...

… in the picture that ran atop my The Tooth Fairy is Over blog post on the Brain, Child site last September. Now that grass is covered in snow. 50 more words