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3 Ways to Survive Raising Sons

I always loved kids growing up. My brother was the first of have children in my family. Quickly his three girls joined the clan in a matter of three years. 553 more words


Time Flies

My husband has the most beautiful eyes. A light, clear blue, like the sky near the sea on a slightly overcast day. His eyes are as gentle as he is. 2,799 more words

Hospital Birthday

At the behest of my husband and from my own desire I want to take a pause from the present sweetness of my valley life and talk about my illness. 2,021 more words

Mattais Turns 8

On Feb. 11, our curious, lively middle son turned 8 years old. We surprised him in the night by decorating his bunk bed with streamers, balloons and a “happy birthday” sign. 270 more words

#metoo: Blame the mother.

By talking about the need to raise boys with an awareness of boundaries, consent and respect for women we are, implicitly or explicitly, blaming mothers for the actions of men who commit sexual assaults. 810 more words


"I help"

      This morning I realized something! I have been really focusing a lot on spending time on my thoughts, instead of running from them. With someone who has anxiety, that’s always something that happens. 410 more words

It's so quiet in here - Happy New Year to Me!

The last 3 weeks of the year were filled with family and love and the busyness of the season. And I loved it all. But there is nothing so magical to me as that first day that everyone is back to their routine and my house is quiet. 289 more words