Tag Archives: motherhood

Just Write: Sick Days

I knew what kind of day we all needed after a frantic text at the close of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee auditions Sunday afternoon.  My youngest daughter Skeeter had succumbed to the same tummy bug that had kept up … Continue reading

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Happy Mama Mask

My sweet Skeeter, My heart broke the first time I heard you ask where your baby photo album was.  I felt like such a failure.  Why couldn’t I have managed to put together a photo album for you?  The truth … Continue reading

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The Morning Routine is Fun

If you speak to any of my college  roommates or my work colleagues from my pre child years, they will tell you that I am NOT a morning person.  Motherhood reluctantly pushed me into becoming a morning person.  My darling … Continue reading

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When Child Play Triggers Intrusive Thoughts

***Trigger warning: If you are feeling fragile or struggling, this post might be triggering.  I talk about intrusive thoughts.*** It was a lazy weekend afternoon.  My daughters decided to build forts.  They were crawling around with blankets over their head. … Continue reading

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Calm amidst the chaos

I found my holiday spirit.  Unlike my husband and my girls, I am not ready for Christmas immediately after we have finished our Thanksgiving meal.  I tend to obsess and worry about all the things that need to be done … Continue reading

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The power of community

I had planned a quick trip to Kohl’s to pick up a few Christmas gifts. I made my way through the store with confidence. I faltered in the home goods section. All the picture frame choices overwhelmed.  I struck up … Continue reading

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Transitions: Beginning of School and Beginning of Dance

September is all about transition around here.  Both girls are now in school together.  Skeeter is adapting well to the new school, and Munch is adoring first grade.  With fall comes the new year of dance classes.  Skeeter is taking … Continue reading

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