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Nothing has made me more aware of my relationship with my body than having a daughter. I want to be the mom in the mirror my daughter will look up to; I want us both to grow comfortable in our own skins and for that reason I’m so grateful for the tools, stories, and encouragement […]

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I met her in a hotel lobby at the MOPS Convention. We walked and talked between fetching bags and sorting out check-ins and standing stranded between hundreds of people pouring out our stories as quick as our stumbling tongues could get to them. Some women are your sisters whether you’ve known them five minutes or […]

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This is the longest we’ve ever lived in one place. Its been five years. After moving every two it was hard to get used to the idea of being settled-ish. And I’ve had a complicated relationship with our rental house. I’ve talked about it quite a bit over the last five years. How we have […]

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It was already an emotional day when the gift arrived in the mail. Fourteen years to the day since Peter asked me to marry him. And I said yes. Because he was the guy who loved me despite my irrational phobia about ever having kids. And now we have three. It’s been a long journey […]

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UPDATED: The three lovely winners of a copy each of Sparkly Green Earrings are: commenters 153 Missy, 161 Elspeth, and 89 Jenny Trask. Emails with details headed your way!   It’s good to have friends who remind you how funny motherhood is. Beautiful, difficult, sad some days. But also funny. My friend Melanie wrote a […]

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In which I introduce you to my favorite photographer and offer you a 15% discount on one of her sessions. I’m the mom who was terrified of having a daughter. For many reasons. One being I’d never be able to dress her properly. I’m the mom who doesn’t take monthly photos of the first year. […]

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