Tag Archives: mothering

On Creating New Vocabulary

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa Why is it I always find myself in the midst of busyness? Even on vacation sometimes I find myself rushing to pack … Continue reading

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The Praclamatic Family

Let us laugh together, and never lose our joy. –Denise Roy After raising three kids, parenting Ev should be a breeze: I mean I should know how to do this whole discipline thing like a pro. I’m one tough Mama … Continue reading

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One Wild And Precious Life

Some of the most memorable times I’ve enjoyed as a mother have been during precious one on one time with the kids. Of course when my family was young and growing, one on one time was a rare treasure. But … Continue reading

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Early Morning Compositions

I woke at 5:05 a.m. on the only day of the week I didn’t have to get up early and could not for the life of me fall back to sleep. My brain started to whir and rattle, still clearing the … Continue reading

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Bone Tired

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ― Jarod Kintz The heaviness of the Indian Summer air feels like a thick damp velvet curtain, draping me … Continue reading

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Everyday Gratitude

We’ve been working on gratitude lately. Gratitude for the simple things. Like only one helping of dessert and just thirty minutes of park time. Or accepting the fact that sometimes the bank lady doesn’t give us a sucker and that’s … Continue reading

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The Story Telling

Some days I just sit back and enjoy the ride. If Life With Ev were an amusement park ride I think it would be called Something like “Fireball Tornado Twister Speed Rush”. Seriously, it were possible to harness the energy … Continue reading

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Hope Rises

Ev has more parents than peers. His sister packed his backpack, read the information packet from the teacher and told me not to forget to pick up two vinyl folders on my way home. “Yes, dear.” I responded with a … Continue reading

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Joie De Vie

The past week has been exhausting for many reasons—Ev’s remaining front tooth had to be surgically removed, work has been very busy with everything but the work I need to finish for my job, the kitchen faucet broke, the weeds … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Walnut Trees

The sound of rain pounding on my window woke me and lulled me back to sleep a moment later. Without realizing it, I slept an extra hour and woke with a start to Ev’s smiling face staring down at me. … Continue reading

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