Category Archives: Motherhood

One’s Life on a Bookshelf

Today, while cleaning out my bookshelves, I had an interesting revelation. In my preteens, I preferred fantasy; in my twenties, theory;  in my thirties, practice. Now, approaching my forties, with very little time to read, I spend most of my … Continue reading

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I miss the old paper yogurt cups!

One of my fondest memories of elementary school was sitting at those small tables at lunchtime and opening up my lunch box to find a cup of boysenberry yogurt (Does anyone make this any more?). I would take the cup, … Continue reading

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Falling short of goals

Before I comment, I want to point out that I’m one of the very lucky at-home parents with a daughter who takes three-hour naps every day, like clockwork. However, within that three hour period I try to do the following: … Continue reading

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Just Keeping Up

Staying home with a 22 month old feels like a constant job of catch up. I try to catch up with the dishes, catch up with email (and THIS BLOG!), catch up with folding laundry, catch up with small projects … Continue reading

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Being with children helps connects you to what matters most.

It’s hard to believe that the world would be a better place if all parents worked outside the home and left their children in childcare. Having the privilege to spend my days with my child, I get the privilege of … Continue reading

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Parenthood is an endurance sport

This week I had the pleasure of having 2 visitors, Esther’s cousins, 4 and 2 1/2 years old. Having three kids was total chaos but also exhilarating! When they left this morning, I experienced the same sadness I remember when … Continue reading

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Baby Wakes Up

Just when I think I have time to write a brief entry into my blog, I hear a little voice on the monitor as Esther wakes from her nap. I was expecting her to sleep another 1/2 hour. For those … Continue reading

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Gardening Teaches Patience

Parenting teaches patience, or so I’ve been told. But gardening seems to be a better teacher. Every day I go out and look at my garden to see what is new. I thrill at the new buds, leaves, and flowers. … Continue reading

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Time Management for Moms (and Dads)

I recently created a chart of my week so I can see how much time I actually have. Most often it seems that all I do is childcare, but when I look at my newly prepped vegetable garden, the piles … Continue reading

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Finding Time

I started a blog in order to record my thoughts about motherhood, etc. A major problem with full-time motherhood is not actually having enough time to get things done. I woke up this morning when Esther cried at 2:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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