Tag Archives: motherhood

this was her week

I’m apprehensive about facing the calendar this week.  Not like I can avoid it.  But this is the week our little girl was due. I want to give her memory the honor it deserves. I have no greater joy than … Continue reading

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writing our little books

“A talented woman was asked by a friend, ‘Why have you never written a book?’ ‘I am writing two’ was the quiet reply.  ‘I have been engaged on one for ten years, the other five.’ ‘You surprise me!’ the friend … Continue reading

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grief, interrupted

My four-year-old has a way of making me laugh.  Take yesterday, for instance, when he got home from a five-day stint at his grandparents’ house.  One of the first things he said to me was that Daddy had to stop … Continue reading

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mourning, again

On Friday we learned that our little unborn baby had gone home to be with the Lord. Inexplicably, our baby had no heartbeat and had stopped growing at about 13 weeks’ gestation.  I was 16 weeks pregnant.  We also learned … Continue reading

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thoughts on surviving morning sickness

Well it turns out it’s not that fun to blog when you’re sick.  And I’ve debated how long to hold onto the news that I am expecting again, but I think I’m ready.  So there it is.  I am eight … Continue reading

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don’t call me “unemployed”

I went to the doctor recently and had to verify some information for their records.  Every time I get this line of questioning, there’s the verifying of the address, the insurance, the husband and his employer, and then the ever-degrading, … Continue reading

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some of the best advice

A friend of mine, Jess, recommended a book to me and several other moms called Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic.  The book was written by a young mom in the throes of raising five … Continue reading

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