Monthly Archives: February 2014

what her profile picture won't tell you

A quick scroll though the newsfeed. A like here. An eye-roll there. Another status update. Another picture. We become numb to it all. And we keep scrolling. And we forget. We forget the breathing, real-life people behind the snapshots in … Continue reading

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when he said try, i said why?

You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. … Continue reading

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a messy day

We can’t avoid the mess. We try to stay inside the lines, but inevitably the crayon slips and the juice spills and chaos ensues. It’s a lesson I’m learning over, and over, and over again. We can’t avoid the mess. … Continue reading

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confessions of a cupcake culprit

“Mommy! Mommy!” I rolled over, eyes squinting, hands fumbling for my glasses on the nightstand. “So sorry, Mommy!” I threw on my glasses and lifted my heavy head from the pillow. “Mommy, so SORRY!” My hazy eyes adjusted, discovering Joseph … Continue reading

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when my little world goes quiet

When the growing-too-fast baby snuggles into his fleecy pajamas, cozying into his crib. When the jumping-off-the-walls preschooler nods off, nestled under a fort of blankets. When the juggling-a-million-plates husband’s eyelids fall heavy as he reads the little ones just one more … Continue reading

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a few of my favorite things: melissa & doug wooden toys

Before I became a mom, I was an awesome mom with an awesome aesthetic. I had perfected my playroom designs. Visions of Dwell magazine spreads danced in my head. I imagined charming wooden toys thoughtfully organized in color-coded designer bins. … Continue reading

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