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The Epic Battle for Sleep

When my children were newborns, I was probably like most mothers counting down the days to when my children would finally sleep through the night. I tried everything to get to them to that point because I have never wanted to be a member of Team No Sleep. 562 more words


On Being a Student/Teacher

I don’t think I’ve ever had a semester of university where I’ve felt so conscious of how close I am to the actual responsibilities of a teacher, and yet been so acutely aware of my student-ness at the same time. 806 more words



Let them be little

Endless blue mountains in your eyes. I admire your innocence and that adventurous pure spirit of yours.


Roots and Wings and Things

A few weeks ago our dinner conversation involved different stages of life—being born, starting school, being allowed to live on one’s own, and so on. Sonny and Ace seem to have glommed on to the same part of the discussion and perhaps even had a follow-up chat in their bunk beds later, because they both brought it up shortly afterward. 636 more words


Ever Have This Kind Of Argument With Your Toddler?

I can’t count how many times I’ve argued like this with my 3 year old daughter.

She clearly doesn’t respect my authority… oh who am I kidding?!?!


Of Ice and Fire - A Poem

Hello friend,

This week I’d like to share with you a poem I wrote a little while ago. Now as we’re approaching exam time (yes, it is a while away but with all the work to be done, got to start early right?), I find myself recalling this piece more and more. 497 more words