Month: November 2009

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Giving Thanks

So much to be thankful for this year! Here is a partial list: 1. Scott found a job in Buffalo, allowing us to be near family…while we don’t always love Buffalo, we do love our family and the relationships our girls are building with them. 2. My brother got married two weeks ago to a…

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One of those afternoons…

Here is a funny little mom story for the day. So, Scott and I are in the process of picking out paint colors for our house. We bought the house about 3 months ago, and have really been itching to make it feel more like “ours”. Because colors can be so difficult to settle on,…

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Chaos and Grocery Lists

Have you ever tried, for like 40 minutes, to write a grocery list, but you can’t seem to complete the task because there is Christmas music coming from the living room, a two-year old shrieking as she dances to it, your 9 mo. old crying from the kitchen because she is frustrated that she cannot…

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Mommy Faith

“How do I view the challenges in my life right now? Am I looking at them through the perspective of God’s ability or my inability?…Faith grows when our eyes are on the Lord and we trust him to do what we cannot do on our own. Fear grows when our eyes are on ourselves and…

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Messy, messy, messy!

If I could summarize motherhood into one word it would be MESSY! Right now, we have just finished dinner and here is a round-up of the situation here: Our nine month old is still sitting in her high-chair, peas smeared all over her face, hands, bib, tray and in her hair, from rubbing her grubby…

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Me, a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM)? Really?

The decision to stay at home or to work outside of the home is one that seems much simpler before you have children. If you had asked me in 2003 B.C.. (before children!), the year I was working as an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin in Boston, and living in a great apartment in Cambridge,…

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Just Do It!

There is a good reason Nike coined this slogan. It has a LOT of relevance to our lives– to everyone’s life. They knew how often their own customers don’t ‘just do it’ but wish that they would or had. Think about it, how often do we put off doing things we know we should do?…

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Mr. Froggy

Doesn’t he make you smile? Maybe this is the real reason I stay home with the girls…I like to make paper bag puppets! In all seriousness, my 2 1/2 year old put this together earlier this week. It was super simple, and even though I did most of the work, she had a lot of…

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Letting Go of Expectation

You’d think after two and a half years of being a mother, I’d have embraced two of the most important rules of motherhood: 1.) Don’t set expectations for yourself, 2.) The ONLY thing you can expect during any given day is the unexpected. Quite frankly, I think I’m dealing with the said unexpected much better…

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Be Patient and Laugh at Yourself

Several nights ago I sent my 2 ½ year old upstairs to put her pajamas on. She is at the age where she really wants to do things by herself. “I do it, I do it, I DO IT!!” is her mantra and so as often as possible, and as long as her safety is…