parenting

human mama

July 17, 2016

Both of my parents have now addressed at different times that I seem to be turning “negative.” As in, when you read my writing or listen to me talk, it might sound like I don’t love being a mom to four kids. The truth is that this is what motherhood is. This is what parenting […]

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brotherly love

April 10, 2016

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats for months, now, wondering if I’m ever going to weigh in on the current election process and candidates. Well, even if you’re not at the edge of your seat, hang on to it, because here I go: humanmama’s take on the 2016 presidential election. […]

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sorry to disappoint

March 5, 2016

Kids: I hope I don’t let you down. Wait–let me rephrase that. I’m going to let you down. Don’t even argue, I won’t argue either. It’s a fact. I’m your parent. I am with you and in charge of your life for so many hours per day that it is next to impossible that I […]

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ring ring ring goes the bell

January 21, 2016

When I first began this blog there wasn’t much in the way of mama-blogs. Not a lot of photography blogs. Blogging was just a thing, or just beginning to be a thing, and it took off (I think) because it’s like Facebook and Twitter and all those other “social media” things: blogging is a place […]

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one of those weeks

November 19, 2015

It’s kind of been one of those weeks. Like one of those weeks where you go to pay for the car and it’s a two thousand dollar repair, instead of a two hundred dollar repair. One of those weeks where you try to do laundry and, yes, there’s one red sock somewhere in the whites. […]

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sleeping like a baby… again

May 20, 2015

I haven’t been writing. I can’t write right now. I want to so badly, but I have about 20 brain cells left and they’re all keeping my heart and lungs going. I seriously think this baby (number FOUR if anyone forgot) is working up to be our worst sleeper. It’s no fair, really, since we […]

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henny penny

April 9, 2015

This has been a rough week. Or, “this has been a rough week,” I’ve said every week this year so far. It’s no picnic having four kids, all 8 and under, some getting to school in the morning, some nursing and getting up at night still, some with homework, all with needs. Needs, needs, needs. […]

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don’t be yourself

February 28, 2015

I hear it all the time: “Be yourself.” In commercials, in seminars. “Be true to yourself,” people say. When you go on a first date. When you go for a job interview. If you’re not sure what you really want out of life. “Just be yourself,” friends and family say. What great advice! You know […]

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pregnancy and babies and one week left

December 7, 2014

Being 9 months pregnant is akin to being a giant human target. It’s so amusing (to me….now…this time around) what people feel comfortable saying when they discover you’re pregnant. Most people look at me and knowingly say “is this your first?” and I must admit, I take great delight in saying “No, my fourth,” which […]

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how to parent like a pro

November 24, 2014

There are many, many wonderful things about being a parent. If you read this blog, or have kids, or know kids, you can get a sense for how innocent and kind they can be (at least, they start out as, until they are saying “Mom, your bum? It’s really big.”). If you don’t want kids, […]

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