Out of the clouds and raindrops emerges a rainbow

January 21, 2013

I’ve never liked the rain. As far back as I can recall, I didn’t care for rain. It frightened me as a child. In Arizona, I associated rain with Monsoon storms – lightening and thunderstorms and flooding. As an adult, it meant car accidents – I’ve only lived in SoCal and Arizona, two places where […]

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My one and only gift guide: P&G eStore Stocking Stuffers

December 20, 2012

  It’s Dec. 20. I’m beginning to think about Christmas shopping. True story. I have my eye on the prize and the prize is Friday EOD, when my company’s “Christmas break” begins. This is the busiest time of year for me with my job, so all of the normal December activities, like, you know, Christmas […]

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Five years of motherhood

December 9, 2012

This past week, I had a conference with Mattix’s teacher. We talked about how well he’s doing socially – how kind and outgoing he is. We talked about how intelligent he is. And we talked about how he’s struggling in a few areas because of his vision. She said what I’ve known for a long, […]

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Once you see your baby girl’s face, your whole life changes

December 2, 2012

On December 2, 2008, Ed and I saw Molley’s beautiful little face for the first time. I’ve shared the story many times, so there’s nothing new to add to the facts. On the one year anniversary of Molley’s referral, we were so grateful to be a family, still working hard to find our footing. On […]

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Welcome comic relief from a 4-year-old

November 29, 2012

Life is good. It always is. No matter what’s happening, I have two amazing kids that make it good. We’re going through some medical stuff with Mattix, but this is not new. We do this occasionally. And while it’s not always instinctive to look at the positive — as the mom to this amazing kid who […]

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Sunday recap: Living in and loving the present

November 25, 2012

This week was a great one. On Wednesday, my work day technically ended at 3:00. I put my laptop away at 6:00, which was three hours late but early for me, and left it away until Sunday evening. That is huge for me. Big. Seriously. And it was amazing and much-needed. I spent almost four […]

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Friday fun: Sweet, sleeping babes

November 16, 2012

I love checking in on the kids when they are sound asleep. On the days I’m in the office, I either get home right before or right after they’re in bed. On the former days, I spend a few minutes playing with them and then I get them ready for bed and tuck them in. […]

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Sunday Recap: 5 Things that made me happy this week

November 14, 2012

Kids, location, family We took some pics of the kids today for holiday cards. And by “we,” I mean Ed. And I’m not going to pretend he was exactly pleased about the whole situation, only because it was nearly noon by the time we were in place to take the photos at my parents’ house […]

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Friday fun: Sweet, sleeping babes

November 9, 2012

One of the very cool things about our move is the having the ability to consistently work in the office a few days a week. I really enjoy my job. I actually began going into the office a full week before I’d planned to start. I’m extremely conditioned to work at home. I’ve been doing […]

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Tinker Bell and Darth Vader on Halloween

November 4, 2012

This was the first year I didn’t get to choose the kids’ Halloween costumes. I knew it was going to be the case. Last year, I put extra effort into their costumes because there was no doubt in my mind that it was my last go at Halloween costume masterminding. But my heart still broke […]

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