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The Fairytale of Friendship

Has the picture of perfect friendship become your Prince Charming?  I’m convinced that personal epiphany often seems like platitude to all except the one having the epiphany, so I write … Continue Reading →


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An (Anti) Guide to Writing

As a professional writer, I’ve read a lot of advice on how to write. I don’t mean advice that addresses technique or style. There are many excellent guides on the … Continue Reading →


Outside My Window

Outside my window: The snow is melting from last week’s freeze, uncovering the piles of soggy leaves that were raked but never bagged. The snow is also melting off the south … Continue Reading →


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Allie’s Third Birthday

I’m a month late, but I wanted to post about Allie’s third birthday party (and her cousin Jett’s fourth birthday party). We had a Frozen themed party – at Jett’s … Continue Reading →


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Allie three

Three years and counting!

Look who is three!


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Things I will and will not miss about breastfeeding

Last night, I nursed Avalon for the last time. Deciding to wean Avalon has been a hard process, as I intended to nurse her for a year or longer. But … Continue Reading →


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Slacktivism vs. Judgmentalism

We’ve all seen the videos, from your neighbor to Gwen Stefani dousing themselves in a bucket of ice water to raise money for ALS. And with the success of this … Continue Reading →


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Five, Six, Seven, Eight Months and Counting!

I’ve been taking a little break from blogging, and now the reward is that I have four fresh photos to share of my sweet little baby! Here Avalon is at … Continue Reading →


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My New Hobby

I am not a Pinterest mom. I do not braid my daughter’s hair in intricate designs. I don’t make my own homemade crayons with my daughter. I do not cut … Continue Reading →