How Much Longer

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Yesterday I picked Juliana up early from her summer program and we went to Kennywood. She hugged me and told me how excited she was to spend the rest of the day with me.

As we walked away from the van toward the entrance, I felt Juliana slip her hand into mine. Throughout the day, . . . → Read More: How Much Longer

A Glimpse of What Might Have Been

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Last Friday my mom offered to keep both of the boys at her house for the night. For the first time since they were born, I went to sleep without my usual stop in their room to check on a little boy or two. It’s been over 4 years since we went to sleep with . . . → Read More: A Glimpse of What Might Have Been

Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!

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Ah, Mother’s Day. The children are pleasant and spend the day with their father while the mother sleeps in, goes to brunch with friends, and has a relaxing day. Oh…that’s just folklore?

Don’t get me wrong, Mother’s Day did not go unrecognized. The children brought home projects and cards from school and Scott sent . . . → Read More: Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!

Trying to Find the Words

I could pretend that I took a scheduled blog sabbatical for the month of February. It wouldn’t be too difficult to explain, after all February is always a difficult month for me. One of the reasons I started Project 365 five years ago was because I would look back at the month of February . . . → Read More: Trying to Find the Words

We Talked About Something Sad At School Today

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There was a lot of talk on twitter last night about whether or not mothers were telling their children about Friday’s school shooting. Should all school children be told before they go to school Monday morning? Would they hear about it on the bus or at school? What would they hear?

I chose not to . . . → Read More: We Talked About Something Sad At School Today

Finding a Work-Life Balance Because You Can’t Have it All

This post is in response to something that my friend Michelle wrote after listening to Martha Stewart speak at the keynote of the Blogher 2012 conference last Friday. I suggest reading her post first: Wherein I Tell Martha Stewart She is Wrong. Since reading it I have been thinking a lot about my experience . . . → Read More: Finding a Work-Life Balance Because You Can’t Have it All

Happy 3rd Birthday Ruslan and Wyatt

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Wasn’t it just yesterday that you slept in my arms in the hospital? And we brought you home and you fit in the bouncey seat together and slept side-by-side.

Those early mornings that you slept beside me and I would open my eyes to see one or both or you looking back. I was . . . → Read More: Happy 3rd Birthday Ruslan and Wyatt

The Final Days…Three Years Ago

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The c-section had been scheduled for weeks so I knew that my OB appointment on Wednesday, April 15th 2009 would be the final one before the boys were born.

Before my appointment I had a monitoring session. For the past few weeks I had non-stress tests twice a week where the babies were monitored to . . . → Read More: The Final Days…Three Years Ago

It Takes an Extra 6 Seconds to Get a Glass of Water at our House Now

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This was a rough weekend for me and I have reached a level of exhaustion that I haven’t felt in a while.  This is what the past 5 weekends have looked like here:

1 – Feb 25-26 – Scott hurt his back and it was basically a solo parenting weekend for me. 2 – . . . → Read More: It Takes an Extra 6 Seconds to Get a Glass of Water at our House Now

Why Can’t Moms be Everywhere All of the Time

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The dream caused me to sit straight up in bed and I could barely breathe. I struggled to figure out what was happening and process the image in my head. It was the middle of the night Friday night and I didn’t want to close my eyes again and continue the dream. I only . . . → Read More: Why Can’t Moms be Everywhere All of the Time