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Winter Blues

Emerging from the Winter Blues

With all of its festivity and yuletide joys, winter’s official kickoff in December is easily greeted, but something sinister looms on the other side of New Year’s Eve, the winter blues. I began to experience a frustrating decline in energy in January, apathy lulling  me to malaise with its emotionless song. Even though frustrating at […]

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Rest

Choosing Rest in Motherhood

Lately I’ve been thinking about what it looks like to choose rest amidst the tasks of motherhood. While I’m sure most of us could opt for more physical rest, in what ways do we intentionally slow down during the fullness of life? Most days it feels like I do circles involving laundry, dishes, diaper changes, […]

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mama fort

My Desperate Need for a Mama Fort

Looking around my house I really needed to find a place that could be all mine; a mama fort, of sorts. Something that would remind me of the woman I want to be, a spot for me to recharge, and do something I love. A place of beauty, or meaning, and of course completely lego-free!  I […]

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time

What Will You Do with the Time?!

My kids are now both in school. Full time. All day. And by full time, I mean six hours. Which is enough time to do exactly 78% of each job that I currently hold. Housekeeper, chauffeur (via bike, I do live in Portland after all), personal chef to the stars my family, parent, and volunteer extraordinaire at […]

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