One small change

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Sometimes the kids and I have conversations about favorites. Favorite thing to do, favorite toy, favorite color… we discuss them all and regardless of the fact that the discussion typically ends with at least two of them arguing over who likes green more, I always hold my breath a little when they volunteer answers for […]

Ready to listen

I used to be very timid in my writing, I was careful and deliberate and thought more about the reader than about what I wanted to say. Grammar has always been my strong point and I would get caught up in form and punctuation and ultimately, lose the feelings I wanted to convey. Often the […]

Ready for Air

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Having a baby (or two, or three) in the NICU is an extremely isolating experience. Parker spent 77 days there, McKenna 72 and Hadley, not nearly enough. I was there for every single one of them. Not because it was some heroic effort of motherhood, because it was a necessity for my survival. I couldn’t […]

Even better than towels

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For my birthday this year I got towels. Big, fluffy, glowing white towels. I couldn’t wait to wash them and dry them and fold them and use them. Okay, I would have been fine with someone else doing the washing, drying and folding but I was excited to use them and turn my faded-to-beige-ish, barely-holding-on […]

Helping children around the world thrive

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This week is World Immunization Week, the perfect time to talk about global immunizations and the children around the world who don’t have access to the most basic of medical care. Shot@life and the United Nations Foundation are working with great people like Nicole of Sisters From Another Mister who will be hosting a link up of motherhood stories […]

Fighting for our preemies

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I recently connected with a new preemie mom through Instagram. Her twins suffered from twin to twin transfusion and, born severely premature, one has passed away while the other fights for life in the NICU. It is times like these, seeing pictures of the monitors and the tubes and those little eyes, born far too […]

The Joy of Swimming

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When I was pregnant with the triplets and my blog existed solely to share ultrasound pictures and what I ate for dinner, I used to pour over a triplet mommy forum and every once in a while this famous blogger would pop in and I would be like “oh my gosh, the Buried with Children […]

There will be no gardening tips here

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I asked Alex of Late Enough to guest post for me ages ago. She is funny and smart and I love her strong honest voice but then I went to BlogHer. And I found out that not only is Alex an outstanding writer but she is the truest of friends you could ever ask for. […]

Playing with food

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  This post is brought to you by gooey, creamy, delicious KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese. Start making digital macaroni art at DinnerNotArt.com today. ————————– My children have always had a penchant for making messes, especially with food. From an early age we had to lock down the fridge, the cabinets and clear the counters of […]

Glitter

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I am twisting on a sippy cup lid and gulping coffee because I have two asking for breakfast and a camp lunch that may have to be packed using my feet. Two days ago I was in New York, a manicurist asking me what design I wanted. “Design? Is there a plain color I can […]