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As You Grow

It is not often that I write poetry. In fact, I haven’t even attempted it since I took a Creative Writing class in high school. But as I was looking back at pictures of Little Deer as a baby the other day, I was absolutely overcome with emotion. My little girl is growing up. And [...]

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Stop Time.

Hi, there. Remember me? I used to blog around these parts and then fell off the face of the internet about 3 months ago? (Yikes, 3 months?!) We’ve been busy running our little rodeo, and although nothing’s really changed from 3 months ago until now, somehow life just feels busier. And in addition to it [...]


My First Year of Motherhood

Little Deer’s first birthday is next week (oh my goodness!) and as we get closer and closer to the big day, I can’t help but think about what a year it’s been. Though turning one is a big milestone for LD, it’s also a huge one for me. I have made it through my first [...]

It's about getting messy and having fun, my Joe with his mouth full of candy and a hand covered in frosting building his house with his Aunt.

Be present not perfect: my new mantra for the holiday season

I recently read the book Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist with my moms’ group.  One chapter that particularly resonated with me was called “Present not Perfect.”  In it the author talked about how sometimes in the holiday season we tend to overdo it.  We overspend, overindulge, and overcommit ourselves.  We often forget what is [...]


Embracing the Mess

With 2 children (a 3 year old and an infant), as well as 2 doggies and 3 cats, my house is always in a state of disarray and various degrees of needs to be cleaned, really needs to be cleaned, and really really really needs to be cleaned. There are days when I walk downstairs [...]


When Dad is Clearly the Favorite

My child is a total daddy’s boy.  100%.  When Colin and I are together one on one, or even with other friends and family when his dad isn’t around, it’s not plainly obvious.  He is still affectionate with me, gives hugs and kisses, and is generally on the clingy side with me when faced with new [...]

Rushed babyhood

Yesterday, I came to a sad realization when looking around Liam’s room. We rushed him into toddlerhood. It wasn’t intentional, exactly, but we did make conscious choices after his first birthday that I now see have cut his babyhood short. Here’s how: 1. Stopped nursing at 14 months To many people, this might seem late [...]

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