I’m a multitasker. Shocking, I know. But it’s true. I’m a make-lunch-while-feeding-baby, scribble-notes-in-grocery-store-checkout-line, do-spiritual-reading-while-nursing, scrapbook-while-watching-TV kind of girl. A girl after Martha’s own heart. Not that I don’t appreciate Mary. I want to be Mary. I crave silence and stillness, yet I always begrudge the time. And the logistics of making it happen keep getting…Read More
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Fashion, Demystified, Round 2
Last week, I shared some general style tips I’ve gleaned from reading. Now here’s what I found out about dressing the curvy body, AKA hourglass figure. (That would be me.) But if you’re not curvy, read it anyway, because I decided to leave in some of my general notes. Because I’m in a hurry today,…Read More
Fashion, Demystified. Sort of.
I’m not a fashionable dresser. Never have been. But in the last seven years, gaining and losing thirty pounds, expanding and contracting, I discovered that I look much better when I’m pregnant…because the styles flatter me. I decided it’s time to find flattering styles when I’m not pregnant, too! When Elizabeth of That Married Couple…Read More
There are days that are full of moments. Moments of pristine clarity, the colors jewel-bright, the sight and the scent and the feel of them fusing into a single point so intense, it sears itself into the surface of my brain, and out of the pinprick point comes a single word: perfect. I want these…Read More
The Magic Chromosome
Today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. (3-21. Get it? Three copies…twenty-first chromosome.) Since I wasn’t thinking about that yesterday before I posted my DS thoughts for the week, I thought today I’d reach back into the archives and pick a favorite. I hope you enjoy. * “There is magic in that extra chromosome, I tell you. Magic.” –Kelle Hampton…Read More
I am a mother of boys by nature, so it’s a good thing that my only girl is half-wildebeest. But even so, I know how to make my boys’ hearts sing, and I often feel perplexed by the puzzle of how to connect with Julianna. But last night? Last night, we rocked. We’ve been connected…Read More
In The Background
There are too many pictures on my computer. Digital photography has absolved us from wasted money and resources. So now we’re profligate with our picture-taking, knowing we can delete whatever isn’t worth keeping. Except we don’t. At least, I don’t. I can’t bear to part with them. For instance: Last night I set out to…Read More
Is “Beauty” A Bad Word?
“Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become…Read More