Tag Archives: love

Lof is all you need

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Lof Is All You Need Click To Tweet It is no secret around my house that 2014 has been a tough year. Our family experienced a significant cancer scare. My oldest son underwent an intense surgery that ultimately transformed the way we deal with his hemophilia treatments. We all caught Whooping Cough despite having been […]

The apple peeler

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HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peeler Click To Tweet 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 always […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A Contradiction Click To Tweet 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 to […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And Two Click To Tweet In 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 […]

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 […]

Pillow Forts and Melt Downs

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This has been a truly tough winter for my oldest son. He has suffered the oppression of being stuck with Mom (eye roll) everyday including a rough three-day holiday power outage. The poor kid had more play dates cancelled due to stupidly cold sub-zero temperatures. His favorite cat, Stella died. And to top all of […]