It was a beautiful day. Sun shone through the bright blue midwestern sky. The kids were in a good mood and we were exploring a new place. A beach no less! We trekked across the sand and found a place to put our towels. The kids went right to work digging in the sand and … More You’ll Have to Imagine
Uncertainty feels like a prickly thing–a spiny cactus. It feels threatening. Anticipation throws me into a spiral of what-ifs. In an attempt at control, I try to map each possible outcome, placing extra emphasis on the worst ones. It feels like grasping at the edge of a cliff, while rocks crumble between my fingertips. I have … More Embracing Uncertainty
Hello! He’s here! And we are deep in Newbornland with everything that implies: sweet soft baby skin, tiny baby snuggles, adorable older siblings, crying crying crying, diapers, what is sleep?, achy postpartum body, interrupted routines, nursing, meals from saintly friends, s-l-o-w life. It’s been overwhelming. We have three kids. THREE KIDS! It feels like a … More Greetings From Newbornland
Thoughts from the past few weeks. To this bouquet, picked and arranged by a certain three-year-old. To this sunflower, carefully tended by that same little boy. To this fluorescent sunrise.To these twinners quietly and methodically flipping through chapter books. To paradigm shifts and refocusing. To paying more attention and not worrying quite so much. To more … More These Weeks: An Ode
Lately, I’ve spent too much energy on negativity–too much time with discouragement. Intellectually, I know that this baby will come at the right time, but I’ve been stuck in a rut of whining. It’s time for some positivity. After all, here I am at the end of a healthy pregnancy (my third!), with a healthy … More Optimism and Being Overdue
Today is my due date. I am still pregnant. We are waiting. When I was pregnant with Arthur, I happily told everyone that I didn’t put much stock in due dates and preferred to think about having a due month (including the two weeks before and two weeks after). It was a good thought and … More We Wait.
Our first guest post is from Annie Stoker. Annie is an Indiana local and a fashion blogger at Annie Lynn’s Favorite Things. Her blog gives practical fashion advice like the kind you’d get from a best friend. Annie has a great sense of humor and a beautiful singing voice. Here are her thoughts on becoming a … More Motherhood is. . . Teamwork