The Joy: Reflection on my Seventh Year as a Mother

Unsure of what the balance held I touched my belly overwhelmed By what I had been chosen to perform Seven years ago, I felt this way. Seven years ago the most amazing, sacred, and scary thing happened to me. But then an angel came one day Told me to kneel down and pray For unto […]

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letter to my firstborn

Dear Big A, I don’t know what today’s challenge is, but today, you, my baby, turned five. You, Big A, don’t know how much you changed my life; you, Big A, don’t know how eternally grateful I am that you made me a mommy. I wrote about your birth here, here, and here. Even though […]

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happy birthday!

My baby girl turns 1 today. It’s hard to imagine that just a year ago, she wasn’t here. Yesterday, I heard a man say that it’s amazing how children do not divide one’s love, but actually cause it to multiply. I’m really tired, and really stressed out, and feel like there aren’t enough hours in […]

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my baby turns two

My baby turned two today. We had a great party in our (really small) house, where like 40 people were crammed into our living room. But it was so festive – kids running around hitting balloons and sucking icing off cupcakes, leaving half-eaten cupcakes everywhere, adults on the floor laughing, students sitting on tables talking […]

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