Tag Archives: family

Behind the Curtain of Motherhood

After having my second baby girl, I expected to love her immediately, just as I had with my first. I knew in my head that love would multiply as our family grew from three to four, but I was both surprised … Continue reading

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Baby #2 Birth Day

My baby girl is nearly six weeks old, and I can hardly believe that much time has passed.  The first three weeks after she was born felt like one of the longest days ever, a slow-motion yawn.  Now that I’m … Continue reading

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RELEASE Fear, Embrace Joy

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is RELEASE.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. I admit, I am a bit of a control freak.  Since becoming a mother, … Continue reading

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Adjusting to life after Baby #2

Our newest baby girl is now 18 days old and life has been radically changed. For the first two weeks, my head was in a haze, a dark thick fog in which I was not quite present. We were up … Continue reading

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Love and Grace Times Two

“Every pregnancy is different,” so I’ve heard, and have now experienced.  When pregnant with my first baby, everything was new and exciting, curious and magical, and also terrifying.  Now 38 weeks into my second pregnancy, I sure don’t remember being … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: A sleepy momma’s SURRENDER

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is Surrender.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. I am not a morning person.  Typically, I’m not fully awake until about 9am. … Continue reading

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Familiar Fears

Today I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday community, writing for five minutes on  a given prompt.  This week’s word is FAMILIAR. Yesterday, I allowed myself to get sucked in to fear.  I got pulled into some shockingly high … Continue reading

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