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In Honor of Mother's Day...Babies Don't Keep

As moms, we often become caught up with the overwhelming menial tasks of mothering. Could it be that when the stacks of dirty dishes, mounds of laundry, and corners full of dust scream at us the loudest, our children need us most? 255 more words


Babies Don't Keep

A good friend of mine made this needlepoint for me before the birth of my first child.

It’s hung in a frame above the rocking chair in his nursery since that time. 314 more words

Working and Balancing Life

I found this cute quote from Ruth Hulburt Hamilton (circa 1958) and it really made me start thinking about where I am currently at emotionally. It has been hard to go back to work of course. 104 more words


Mother-in-law ..

For years I had a handwritten poem on the front of my refrigerator from my former Mother-In-Law.  She had given it to us .. shortly after the birth of our daughter. 448 more words

Song for a (fifth) child: a poem to make a mother's heart rest

Song for a Fifth Child, by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth!
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
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Babies Don't Keep

I saw this on Facebook today, and wanted to share it with you.  It’s a poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton called “Babies Don’t Keep.”

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth, 146 more words

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Poetry Wednesday - May 5, 2010

My very dear friend, Ashley, just gave birth to her second daughter on Monday. Her oldest daughter and Adeline are a mere 15 days apart and have spent many a day together bringing joy to whichever mama might be caring for them at that moment.   361 more words