All Was Calm

I’ve written extensively about C’s birth. I’ve told you all quite a bit about finding out I was in labor on a Thursday afternoon (Dec. 22) and being rushed to a big-city hospital.

 

You know, by now, that my daughter arrived four months early on Christmas Eve.

 

But do you know what [...]

"I Had to Separate Your Children"

They are not words I looked forward to hearing. I expected a child of mine to be older before a teacher broke the news to me:

“We had to separate your child from her peer.”

I figured, eventually, maybe one of them would get in a fight. Or be bullied. Perhaps a child [...]

Oh, Black Coffee, How I Love Thee…

… let me count the ways.

It is quick. Seriously. You pour it in a mug and roll. That’s it, people. It is easy. There is no magic formula here. No “two teaspoons of raw sugar and a splash of heavy cream” or whatever. Again… pour it in a mug. Roll. It is hot. If [...]

Two Months, Three Pounds

(Once again, I am happily participating in The Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt. This week’s prompt? Five years ago.) I shuffled up to our nurse for the day a little shyly. Which isn’t like me. But, then again, I didn’t often ask for favors… “So, um,” I started out. “I was just [...]

On (Redefining) Friendship

(Once again, I’m participating in Lisa-Jo’s five minute Friday…)

Five minute writing prompt: “No editing, no back-tracking, no pauses. Just words. This week, let’s focus on friendship.”

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I’ve never met her. Never laid eyes on her smiling face. I’ve never even been to the state she calls home. Her children do not know [...]

10 Ways NOT to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Buy raw shrimp that STILL HAVE LEGS ON THEM and then decide to prepare them for supper at 6:30 am. Think for sure you’ll remember the chocolate that’s melting on the stove while you get some things done… who needs a timer, right? Decide that it’s fine for the baby to eat off her [...]

"A Day In The Life Of…" JessieLeigh

My friend Rebekah had an awesome idea…

What if we were to capture a photograph of every hour of our day? “A Day In The Life Of…” was born. I was fascinated with the project. I was particularly thrilled that she was presenting a photography challenge that in no way required photographer skills. [...]

The A-to-Z of Where My Time Goes…

So I got to wondering… Where do I spend most of my time online? Where do I go? What websites come up, again and again? If I type just ONE letter into my browser-addressy-thingy (oh, I am SO tech-y), what sites will come up? Are you just a teensy bit curious? It might tell you [...]

Five Breathless Years

Five years ago today, I gazed upon my precious newborn daughter in the early hours of Christmas Eve…

Amazingly, against all odds, I had this giggly ball of smiles to bake cupcakes for a year later…

At 2 years old, she was still tiny, but able to do SO much… even help decorate [...]

Resolved: To Be Happy (and Merry Christmas to YOU!!!)

Merry Christmas!!!

Like so many of you, I’ll be taking a few days off to spend with my family as we come together to worship and give thanks for this blessed season. Wherever you may be, I wish you joy and peace.

Thank you for taking moments out of your busy days to spend with [...]

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