• On Having Another

    August 9, 2017

    I’m folding laundry as Sam flips through his phone. It’s late and quiet, and we’re both lost in thought. I reach forward to grab another round of shirts and glance at him. “Where are you at on wanting another baby?” I ask it abruptly, because there doesn’t seem to be another way to go about…

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  • Tattoos & School Days

    August 8, 2017

    Ignore the mess up above. I’m trying out new headers and can’t figure out how to get it to fit in the dimensions. 😕 ——————— This week is Bella’s second of school, her first full week. This morning she was a bit of a mess going. I think the newness has worn off a little, it’s…

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  • 5 Years 

    May 3, 2017

    I can’t believe they’d be five this year.  Kindergarten. Would I have homeschooled them? Watched them ride the bus to school? Bought two of everything they would need – and would they have wanted to match?  They’d be learning how to ride a bike. Tie shoes. Use their inside voices. Driving Bella crazy.  I often…

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  • Surviving Postpartum with a Living Child after Loss

    January 4, 2017

    When Charlotte was about 4/5 days old I fell apart. Everything kicked in. Hormones. My milk came in. It all hurt. She stopped sleeping at night. All of postpartum compounded and on top of it all – she looked so much like Kaden. I only had him for exactly 3 weeks. So for that first month with her,…

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