Category Archives: On Being a Mom

Conversations with a One Year Old

There’s just nothing like a conversation with a one year old. Nothing. I sat down in the rocker with Becca, age 20 months. Oo ha oo ha! You want to read the Curious George book? Yeah! (said in a voice … Continue reading

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Were the years wasted???

Originally posted on Journey On …:
I have a tendency to state things rather dramatically, especially when emotions are running high. Today, I need to say these words, even though I know they’re illogical, not true, and completely for “theatrical affect”: “I…

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Amazing, Sweet Lemonade. No Joke.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade … right? I had a bunch of lemons left on my kitchen counter after our half-finished cleanse, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them! I asked out loud, more to myself … Continue reading

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6 Things My Husband Said That Got My Attention

“So, is this phase of life, like, one that you’ll look back on years from now and say, ‘Whoa–our marriage sure was on the rocks then! That was tough!’” The question came from my little brother, Michael, who has a … Continue reading

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A New Year: Choosing Joy

I’ve let the blog lag, lately. I’m well aware, and while it saddens my heart, I just don’t have the space in my life–nor the focus and direction–to pour into this right now. WordPress sent me the usual “would you … Continue reading

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The Pull of the Hotel Room

Oh that moment where you finally get to your hotel room, and the reality of “no one is here who needs me at this precise moment and there’s no house to clean” hits, and all you wanna do it take … Continue reading

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What Makes You a Mother?

Your children. Your children make you into a mother. Day by day, week by week–sometimes minute by minute. These children are creating a mother. Sure, some of it is innate in most women–the desire to nurture, to care for, to … Continue reading

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Precious Breath: Becca, One Year Later

Exactly one year ago, at 9:42pm September 21, 2012, one of the best moments of my life quickly turned into the absolute worst moment in my life. My baby girl came into this world, and did not breathe. I remember … Continue reading

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My Worst Nightmare As a Traveling Mom

My client needed to bump our session up a couple of days. The day he wanted was Joshua’s first day of preschool. Working mommy conundrum. Okay, maybe not my worst nightmare, but my heart jumped to my throat and I … Continue reading

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Potty Training a Prairie Dog

This is my son. The prairie dog. We are potty training. Potty training a prairie dog is a difficult task. 1. The prairie dog is stubborn as all get out. And rarely comes out of his hole except to ask … Continue reading

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