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Poem: What it is is Beautiful

Don’t we all ask ourselves: How can I be more present? How can I find more enjoyment in these days, right now? How can I appreciate what I have, before trying to rush on to the next stage of life? I wrestle with these questions all the time. I want everything in my life to (read more…)

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Poem: Trio

Your kids wait patiently for their turn to speak to you, right? They sit quietly, without fidgeting, and attend to the current conversation? They graciously allow a sibling to finish telling a story before sharing their own? Yeah, um, neither do mine. In fact, I often feel as if I’m being followed around by a (read more…)

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Poem: Resolution

First, by way of an intro, I need to make a confession: Before having kids, I thought I was going to “do” motherhood perfectly. It would be challenging, of course, and probably character-building — but it wouldn’t be difficult to at least appear outwardly put-together, as a family. I mean, how hard could it be (read more…)

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Weekend links & poetry

A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year-old boy :: Caine’s Arcade Why you need to find community (even when you’re hurting) :: (in)courage A month without Monsanto :: Yes Magazine 5 fear-conquering tips for first-time gardeners :: Apartment Therapy Fishing for hope :: Giving up on Perfect Keeping the Peace I saw it out of (read more…)

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Weekend links & poetry

How to be creative :: WSJ So what’s it like to have a book published? :: Chatting at the Sky “Tricky people” are the new strangers :: Checklist Mommy #Seusspeare :: Millman’s Shakesblog What moms want most :: The Gypsy Mama I’ve got lots of announcements today, so hang on tight. First up—the winners of (read more…)

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