To My Best Friend.

As I looked at you from across the room, our eyes met and I could feel the exhaustion that had consumed you. The pain had come on without warning and had overtaken you quickly. There was a sadness in those grey-green eyes that had never been there before. A look of…

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The NY Travel Saga

I should have known it was going to be a rough weekend when I left the house headed to the airport with my newborn son at 5:45am only to find that my car was mysteriously dead. And my husband had already left town the day before. And I had no…

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And then there were two

Our new family was settling into the unpredictable new routine of having a newborn baby when everything went to hell.  JD took me out to dinner for my birthday on Monday night, and Mom stayed home with our little man. We had a wonderful dinner, drank wine, laughed, and had…

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And the Little Man has arrived

It’s been a long crazy 8 days full of tears, pain, laughter, overwhelming joy, hospitals, homes, anxious dogs, nervous new parents, beaming grandparents, and one gorgeously perfect baby boy.  I’m a mom. I have a son. JD and I are parents. How weird is that? It all started last Thursday…

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When Weekends Became Free

I was a teacher for 12 years. Weekends and most evenings for teachers generally mean teacher prep work. Planning. Grading. Writing end-of-trimester comments. More planning and grading. The latter round of planning and generally is generally accompanied by a glass of wine. Or a bottle.  Last June, I walked away from…

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My pregnancy fears

This post has been brewing for a while, and, honestly, I’m nervous about sharing it. It’s one of the most honest things I’ve ever shared here.  At this moment, I’m 29 weeks pregnant. In ten short weeks, give or take, a little boy will be entering our lives and changing…

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A month in the life

 A lot has happened around here in the last thirty days since I last posted. So, instead of bombarding the interwebs with ten different posts, I’m going to wrap it all nicely (but without a bow) in a single post. Baby James’s Room – It’s done! Well, it’s painted and…

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Crickets …

Photo credit: Feans Despite being busy with a million different things and preparing for a big life changing moment, this blog has been silent for a month. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. It’s the opposite. I have a TON to share, but I’m just too tired to…

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My butterfly has alighted

What a whirlwind week! It’s been a busy, exhausting, fulfilling, reaffirming week, and I’m thankful for every minute of it!  I started my new job on Monday, and, despite being busy and crazy, I already know I love it. The team that I work with was so welcoming and happy…

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A Year of Joy

Joy. A noun. Meaning a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Synonyms include delight, jubilation, triumph, exultation, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, and bliss.  2015 is going to be a year of joy. I’m making that declaration now. My mission this year is to find the joy in all that surrounds me…

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