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I am in shock. I have just learned about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that has left over twenty people, mostly children, dead. The hair on my arms is standing up. My stomach is churning. I feel as though I might be sick. I am desperately trying not to let the tidal wave of tears break free. I […]

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In Defense of Boredom

Say there is this person, newly arrived to the world, very short and ready to soak up information like a glass of grape juice overturned on a white comforter (that is, fast).  This person’s first encounter with a spatula was nothing short of genius as they discovered all the capabilities and wonders that the spatula […]

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Quick & Easy Canvas Art

My favorite Christmas carol is Oh Holy Night. Every time I hear it, I get chills! The line I love the most is “The weary world rejoices…” I love how the Christmas season brings a sense of hope and joy in our hearts. We can grow so weary of our everyday lives. A little bit […]

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Bonding With Your Baby While Pregnant: Review of “Before Birth Bonding”

Confession time: I’m not one of those mommas that feels immediately connected to her baby upon finding out she is pregnant. I’m excited, for sure, but I don’t experience that strong sense of connection that some other moms have expressed to me. It takes me awhile to really feel bonded, and I’ve found that with […]

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A New Series: Your HIPS Don’t Lie!

I’ve been brainstorming this series for quite some time now.  I’ve thought a lot about hips; your hips and my hips.  And I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of ways we describe this part of our body. We describe them with size: big hips, wide hips, thin hips, narrow hips We describe […]

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Why I Over-Share

If you follow me on social media, you have witnessed my deepest, darkest problem.  I like to over-share. It’s true. I tell all. Even if you don’t want to hear it? I tell it. I was thinking about this recently when my Uncle replied to a Facebook post about my son’s dire need to poop […]

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Pondering Tradition…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I love Christmas, I mean I LOVE Christmas.  It’s always been my most favorite holiday and favorite season.  Maybe it’s because I grew up here in Vermont and had the whole white Christmas experience, maybe it’s because I think a Christmas tree possesses a smidgen of magic, […]

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