3 Things I’ve Learned Between My First Baby and My Last

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    When Jemma was born seven years ago, I thought I knew quite a bit about becoming a mother. I had read mountains of books, talked to quite a few mentor moms, and although my pregnancy and early days with her were pre-Pinterest (ohmygoodness, do you remember?) I had cataloged gobs of articles, both […]

To the Tired Mom

To the Tired Mom

Nap times didn’t coincide today, did they? Ours didn’t either. In fact, as my baby drifted off to sleep, finally, his big brother popped his head up with a cheeky grin. “O-ana?” “No, no Moana right now, sweetie,” I said, patting his back and trying to coax him back into slumber before he was too awake. […]

A Real Job

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Welcome to the January 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: The More Things Stay the Same This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the continuity and constancy in their lives. Please read to the end […]

Tiny Whispers

Out of the dark I feel a tiny hand reach across my neck. Jemma’s fingers curl into my skin and I hear a deep sigh. And then, these words, “I love you Mommy”. My heart swells as I whisper back, “I love you too.” She squeezes my neck in acknowledgement and shuffles her body closer […]

The Art of Motherhood + a Giveaway

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I love art that reflects motherhood. Like, truly love it. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to images that capture the beauty of being a mama. It’s one of my faves to pin too :) Usually I’m without words when scrolling through these photos – they’re just so precious. Mamas in their element of […]

A Good Day

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I wrote this little poem/prayer back in December. On a particularly emotional day. Lord, keep them safe. Guard their hearts. Press innocence into their very souls. Mark them with purity and compassion. Love for others and passion for their calling. This is my prayer. Today, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come. This motherhood gig […]