Getting the job done

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“{l’=/;l/./l. uikkkko,h,7jui8ki,mukoui8i8 As I sit here on the kitchen floor, laptop perched on my legs, the above is what my 6-month-old wanted to add to this post. We’re at home together this afternoon because of pink eye. She was sent

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No hands!

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I have had the best week with my daughter, Bellamy. Certain social events and obligations divided our days differently than usual, and it allowed me to see past the foggy haze of babyland I have been living in. I don’t

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Let’s talk about mom guilt

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Throughout my pregnancy, I imagined the birth of my first child as being nothing short of a miracle. I would picture myself looking down at her for the first time, overcome with joy as the tears rolled down my cheeks.

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A girl on the go

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A few weeks ago I cited the fact that the 6-month-old doesn’t do that many awe-inspiring things as my reason for not writing her monthly letters like I did for her sisters and brother. The truth is really that I am

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Twist my arm

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I am writing this while my daughter sleeps on me, draped over my lap in total satisfaction. Most of this post will be typed one-handed because she desires to feel my touch and is happiest when she has that sense

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Wanted: Mom friends

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As I enter into my third month of motherhood, I’m realizing that I’ve kinda gotten the hang of this whole “mommy thing.” OK, I can’t even say that with a straight face, but I DO feel like my life isn’t

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When the in-laws are in town …

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My in-laws are in town this week. I’m sure for a lot of people that’s a frightening statement but not for me. You see, I have the best in-laws in the world. I lucked out. I really did. I hit

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Three’s company

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I started noticing how many pictures I have of Bellamy and me in our bed. This is because she would take over our bed if I let her! It never fails; she will cry her sugary sweet, pitiful cry if

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Forgetful mama

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I used to have a really great memory. I could remember all kinds of things. I was especially good at remembering birthdays. And license plates. Not that either of those are particularly helpful things to remember, but I could remember useful stuff,

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The village

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One of the common pieces of advice I was given while pregnant was to accept help when it was offered. When I was pregnant I wasn’t able to foresee what my life would be like with a newborn. I had

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