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Images of August
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Images of August

Aug 29, 2013 by

 What I learned in August:  Sometimes being fearless means you will take risks that don’t go well. I’ve had three hair crises in my life. The hair crisis of 2002 (long to short), the hair crisis of 2007 (the worst by far, short again), and this month, the hair crisis of 2013.  I knew better than to go short while pregnant (hello big body,...

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Mercy
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Mercy

Aug 22, 2013 by

Life has sped up, as if to remind me summer really is over. After the misery of the first trimester, this pregnancy is going swimmingly. Except the mood swings. I don’t remember them with the previous ones, but maybe I just didn’t notice.  Everything is fine and good and we are trucking along in our day and then it’s not fine and there’s no...

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New Beginnings
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New Beginnings

Aug 19, 2013 by

Today was Ben’s first day of preschool and his first time to fly the little nest on 918 West Main Street. Neither of us had any tears but a joyful reunion around 11:00 when he raced to me at the door with sweaty hair and a huge, toothy grin. Then he made me very happy by reciting all his events of the morning in...

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Glimpses of Grace
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After the end of a long grocery trip, I push my cart back to the cart stall. I didn’t use to do it. I remember younger, lazier days of leaving it wherever. But I’m getting older and seeing the way the world can be better one cart at a time.  A small effort towards order, responsibility, non-dented cars. The news in the morning is...

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Don’t Mommy Me: America’s Refusal to Reproduce
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The cover article for Time Magazine last week showed a cozy couple lounging lazily on the beach with the caption: “When having it all means not having kids.” My first reaction to this image and message is a brief feeling of envy for the carefree couple–as my three kids swarm around me and my magazine reading moments come swiftly to an end. Then I...

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The Power of a Name
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  While visiting the library with the kids for summer reading material, I picked up a slim volume by Karen Cushman in the historical fiction section entitled, The Midwife’s Apprentice.  It was a tidy little one-sitting read about a poor wretch of a girl born into medieval England with no prospects, no parents, and no hope. The people of the town simply call her...

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What I Learned in July
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Basalmic Vinaigrette: How to make my own. Delicious and we’re eating a lot more salads. Smoothies: I bought a cheap blender and we’ve been making smoothies and milkshakes with fresh or frozen fruit.  My husband loves banana shakes but we don’t love Sonic prices, so we’ve been making our own more often. It’s a Girl: See here. 🙂 Fears: are bigger in your head....

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