July 2012

How Blogging Has Changed Me

July 31, 2012

I began blogging almost four years ago in a flurry of “if I don’t find a place for my own self-expression I might spontaneously combust” energy.  I had no goals, no anticipation, no plans for where blogging would take me. I just knew I needed to start sharing the things I thought but kept to […]

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Devastatingly Amazing

July 30, 2012

The lines that were once curved and soft are flattening, straightening, thinning out. The rolls and dimples, the belly, that little spot above the elbow & behind the knee that I squished and kissed with abandon are all smoothing themselves into the straight, narrow lines of boyhood. It is devastatingly amazing to watch him grow. […]

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Going to the Beach With a Toddler, or Man I Need A Beer When I’m Done

July 25, 2012

We went to the beach this weekend, as we do often in these summer days. Wake up, determine the day calls for the beach, and go–that’s bliss. That being said, the beach is a different beast with a toddler than it was pre-kid. (Hi, understatement). Before the kiddo, the beach was a restful place for […]

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Sensory Overload

July 24, 2012

Mommy, pay trains with me! Mommy, uppio! Mommy, hold my hand! Mommy, do puzzles with me! Sit next to mommy! Mommy, I pick you up? (He has his I/you/me’s all mixed up) No, MOMMY do it! Mommy, come on! Come on mommy! Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! So, yeah. We’ve definitely hit a period of parental […]

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Reads From Around the Web

July 20, 2012

I hate days when I wake up and there’s tragedy all over the news. It’s a sad reminder of how fragile our lives really are that is then quickly followed by annoyance at all the bloviating and pontificating to try and make a point. This is why 24-7 news isn’t always the best thing in […]

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