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New Mom Round-up: Must-Have Items for YOU!

As more of my friends and acquaintances begin to have their babes, it’s got me to thinking about the post-partum items that have been “life savers” these past few months. 1,277 more words
Motherhood & Family

Grocery Shopping with the Unabomber

“You look like the Unabomber.”

My son, the one my husband brought back from Nicaragua twenty-six years ago, the one who was all head and bloated stomach, with toothpick legs and arms, and a cry that was soft and mewing like a sleeping kitten dreaming, looked at me sideways from behind his blue hoodie, his untrimmed beard the only part of his head truly visible, and smiled at me. 516 more words

Mostly True Family Stories

Jan Wilberg reblogged this on Red's Wrap and commented:

Now he's a guy who watches cooking shows and posts pictures of food he makes with his daughter. Nothing stays the same, and that's a good thing, but still I remember this one wacky day in the grocery store with my son.

{Month Three}  

I can’t believe that we are already through month 3 with Calvin – it has been quickest 3 months of our lives. I’ll probably say that same sentence every month. 391 more words
Motherhood & Family

Let's Run This Lap Together

The disproportionality of the motherhood experience just smacks me in the face sometimes.

We all start pretty much equal, right? We’re young women in our twenties, we get connected to someone, maybe get married, feel suddenly completely impelled to have children, impelled as if our entire lives have been directed to that single purpose. 722 more words

Mostly True Family Stories

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This mothering business - it's not all buttercups and roses.

A Person in the World

I’m in a stage of my life where I am wanting mothering to have been one of the things I’ve done but not the only thing or even, maybe, the most important thing. 641 more words

Mostly True Family Stories

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A ramp-up to Mother's Day.....

What this Mom Really Wants on Mother's Day

Hola hola (I know one day late) but back for a second time this week with an admittedly sappy, but truthful, Mother’s Day piece. You know I had to. 1,186 more words
Motherhood & Family

My Dog Jak

It can be years, many years, a decade or more, and a person can still miss her dog.

My dog, Jak, my big, beautiful, thick, smiling Jak. 742 more words

Mostly True Family Stories

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Reposting today in honor of the 12 Samoyed puppies rescued by the Wisconsin Humane Society and my husband who, I know, is in secret negotiations with somebody to bring us a third dog.