July 2013

repost: children are scary

July 29, 2013

Some people think children are scary. My sister is one of those people. Until I had children she thought they were like ants: swarming, and scary and just something to be feared. And then I had kids, and now she loves them. That didn’t happen overnight. Over the course of a lot of years and […]

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thanksgiving

July 26, 2013

There are whole days I just barely get through. I was hoping that would sound a little more positive. Let me start over. There are days as a parent that are fast and fun, and days that are challenging and slow, and then there are the neverending and insanely demanding days that make a fully […]

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re-learning to fly

July 16, 2013

I’d really like to get in some good shape. I feel like I’m pretty strong but by the end of the day I’m aching, my back hurts, my neck hurts, and I want to just sit down with something unhealthy and eat. I joined a gym, but something tells me that to really get in […]

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not summer lovin’

July 8, 2013

Usually this is the time of the year that I love. Things are bright and warm. No school. No jackets to get on. “Go outside” is a viable option. Usually I feel the urge to go back to work in January, in November, but in summer? I’m so happy to be home. But not this […]

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you’ll recover

July 2, 2013

Your body will recover. Your stretch marks will fade, your stomach will shrink again (somewhat). Your arms won’t always be so tired; your back won’t always ache. You won’t get as many migraines or bite your nails as much or wake up six times in the night because you just won’t have to, there won’t […]

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repost: baby shower

July 2, 2013

I know two or three pregnant people right now and I am expecting baby showers soon. And that means I am going to have to buy some presents. It never ceases to amaze me how we, as women, can hold an entire race of humans in secrecy about what actually happens when you have kids. […]

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