growing as mom

A season of mama molting

Molting? Yes, molting. Stick with me. My five year old and I were strolling the neighborhood this week when she came across a cicada shell, precariously hanging from the tip of a long piece of grass. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Oklahoma, we have cicada shells (and cicada songs) a’plenty (read more…)

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Diamond earrings

Dress yourself in story

My fingers found their way to the earrings in my earlobes and began the subconscious ritual of twisting them around and around while we waited. I’ve been twisting my earrings in moments of stress since I was in the 3rd grade, standing next to mean old Mrs. Boyd’s desk reciting my multiplication tables. I would (read more…)

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Baby Feet

3 ways to wear a maternity wrap

I’m finally nearing the end of my pregnancy with twins, and I have to be honest, one of the things I’m looking forward to most in the months to come is finally being able to shed these maternity clothes! Oh, I realize that we’ve come a long way in maternity fashion in the past few (read more…)

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Maternity in style: Nine months of dressing the bump

Usually, it’s swimsuit season that causes me to burst into tears in dressing rooms. That wasn’t this case this time, standing in a Target dressing room with tears in my eyes. Nope, not swimsuits. Maternity clothes. I was about three months into this pregnancy with twins, and I had to face the fact that my (read more…)

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The public school parent’s guide to learning at home

Earlier this month, our family reached a new milestone: both of our daughters are now in public school – all day, every day. This has been a bittersweet transition for us, but it has been made easier by the fact that both of my children genuinely love school and are endlessly enthusiastic about learning. As (read more…)

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