Tag Archives: love

The apple peeler

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HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peelerClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Do you ever have a few names floating in your social media that you wish you could know more personally? Pixie.c.d was such a name to me. Her tweets always make me laugh and her blog posts […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A ContradictionClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule If ever there was a woman who writes as honestly as I wish I could it is THIS woman, Emily Ballard. Her words fill my head with visuals so lovely and so densely filled with life that I sometimes find myself inspired […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And TwoClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleIn many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me […]

Housewife Plus featured on Mamalode magazine

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Housewife Plus is racking up the publication credits this spring with a new original piece being featured over at the fabulous Mamalode magazine website today! Click over and read the new work called My Mother’s Day Wish. While you are there click around to see what the fantastically talented ladies of Mamalode are up to. You will find […]

An open letter to the nurses at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center

Dear Nursing Staff, You know my son. He is four and already a bit of a Casanova. Today he paid you a visit to be treated for his bleeding disorder and he brought you daffodils that he picked himself. He limped around the children’s floor handing out flowers and sass. More than a few of […]

15 Ridiculous expectations for Mother’s Day

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There are two days in the year that I look forward to the most, my birthday and Mother’s Day. In my family it is understood that Mom essentially gets these two selfish days off without question. Inevitably something in the plan goes awry and I end up manning the Mother station anyway. In my wild fantasy Mother’s […]

The Mom Cold Vs. The Man Cold

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There is a bug racing through the immunity at my house this week. My husband was struck down first. His eyes watered up, his nose started running like a leaky faucet. He got fevery and lazy and rented some movies to watch while he chugged orange juice and soup. We have been together for a […]

My Greatest Fear As A Mother

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Yesterday was a rather marvelous day at my house. My four year old read his first words. My baby stood without holding onto anything. I managed to successfully avoid the laundry. The general vibe was filled with humor and love. We sang songs and danced in the kitchen. We roughhoused with the couch pillows and […]