Month: April 2009

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Mirror of my heart

Dear Gem – Month 1

It’s hard to believe that it has been a month since you were born.  I’ve been waiting my whole life to do what I’ve been doing this past month, mothering you. We had been hoping and trying to have a baby for almost five years when you were born, you are truly a miracle and …

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beautiful like me

Influence

The Beautiful Like Me Project was started to discuss self-esteem and body image in today’s youth.  WickedStepMom, Tricia at Shout, and Amy at FiveFlowerMom – along with several other bloggers – are tackling this issue over the next few Mondays. This weeks question: “What do today’s children and teens feel pressured to imitate?  Why?” “Choose …

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Marriage

It was a long day that followed a long night.  We were both frazzled, exhausted, irritable, and in that careful, walking on eggshells, mode of interacting – trying, somewhat successfully, to avoid snapping at each other over nothing. I was on the couch working on my laptop while rocking the baby in her chair with …

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