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My Motherhood in Photos

It happens every few weeks. I scroll through social media and see that photo. It’s the photo with the family that looks perfect. Their clothes match down to the accessories and the children appear content, well-behaved, AND happen to stare right at the camera. The parents look proud and happy, and the house looks immaculate. They beam […]

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Mother’s Day Love From Heaven

Every-other Friday while my daughter was in preschool I had coffee dates with a friend whose five-year-old son had gone to heaven just two weeks after Mother’s Day that year. Over coffee and hot chocolate, my friend would share stories with me about her boy and the bond that only a mother knows. She would light up […]

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How My VBAC Healed Me

On August 2nd, 2016 I achieved the unimaginable. I had such a low probability of success that my decision to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) sounded pretty crazy. But something stubborn, calm, and unwavering inside of me kept me focused, and to my (and everyone else’s) utter surprise, I delivered my daughter without […]

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And Just Like That, They’re Big

My big girl ran out onto the soccer field yesterday looking grown-up-ish. I thought I’d been paying attention, but turns out not so much. Because now she’s big and I’m surprised. She went into the bathroom to change into soccer clothes and came out a different kid. I swear, this is how it happened. My heart […]

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50 Shades of Cauliflower

Has anybody else noticed this outpouring of recipes and high-speed cooking videos of various dishes made with cauliflower? On the Tasty YouTube channel, there’s over a dozen recipes trying to dress it up. It begs the question: is this ugly white vegetable the new kale? Cauliflower cheesy bread and cauliflower pizza. Cauliflower fried rice and […]

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