WFMW: Sleeping Through the Night is a Myth

Once again, my baby is proving to me that sleeping through the night is a myth. Some families may get lucky, but by and large, if your kid sleeps through the night, you’d better enjoy it while you can, because it’s not going to last. And “whatever you do, don’t, under any circumstances…” TALK ABOUT…

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Banana Storms

Precious moments. We’ve all had them—those moments that make your heart catch every time you remember them. No matter how often you revisit them, they never get stale or lose their power. Tender or funny, poignant or inspiring, they fortify us against toddler tantrums and pubescent (and pre-school) power struggles. Leave a comment sharing your…

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Thursday Motherhood Moment

Precious moments. We’ve all had them—those moments that make your heart catch every time you remember them. No matter how often you revisit them, they never get stale or lose their power. Tender or funny, poignant or inspiring, they fortify us against toddler tantrums and pubescent (and pre-school) power struggles. Leave a comment sharing your…

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Yes, but…

This is shaping up to be one of those weeks. The busy factor is stratospheric this week, with the addition of small faith group leader training (why did I volunteer to lead? Because I’m a sucker), auditions for the national anthem, and a garage sale this weekend. Mid-week, and virtually no spouse time, because at…

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In the Moonlight

Moonlight has a color all its own. We call it silver, white, blue, yellow…but none of those quite capture the essence of what we see. There’s nothing quite like the light of a full moon. All the words used in literature—ghostly, mysterious, pale, tricksy—come to mind when I look out over my back yard at…

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Grandma, you rock!

Every afternoon, while I’m putting the kids in bed, my brain works furiously so that when I get downstairs, I’m ready to dive right into writing. Often, prolactin kicks in while nursing, and I think longingly of the comfy couch. But I always grit my teeth and push through my sleepiness, knowing that nap time…

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Heart To Heart

To Nicholas The connection between us stretches back to the moment you finished your journey through a dark tunnel and tucked yourself into a corner of my womb. Before I knew you existed—so tiny that you were scarcely there—you were already attached to me…a physical bond whose days were numbered, prefiguring an emotional bond that…

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Precious Moments at three days and counting

I used to think “white night” meant that you just couldn’t get to sleep. But I’m starting to redefine it. Last night, my eyes wouldn’t stay open, my brain was a dizzy vortex of sleepiness, but I couldn’t quite slip over the edge into oblivion. It’s the third time in two weeks. I sincerely hope…

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The Best Part of the Day

The best parts of the day are associated with bedtime.   I’ve heard people say that before, and found it incredibly irritating. I always thought, “If you didn’t want to be bothered with your kids, why’d you have them?”   Now, though, I think I rushed to judgment. It’s not just about having time for…

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