Category Archives: Motherhood

Right here right now – is the best place to be

I figure it is definitely time to update this blog! I spend so much time writing and blogging at work that this blog has gotten a little neglected! Thank to my friend Cynthia Long for inspiring me to write more … Continue reading

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My last day of maternity leave…

I guess I’ve been putting off writing this blog post. I’ve thought about it all day today and now that Luke is sleeping for a little while, I have a few minutes to write. Today is the last day of … Continue reading

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A case of the mommy brain

I swear, sometimes “mommy brain” takes over! There is a myth that when you are pregnant you lose brain cells. I really don’t think it’s myth – I think it definitely happens and I think I may have permanently lost … Continue reading

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Where to put the baby? Baby stations!

One of the little things I forgot about when you have a newborn are the baby stations. The baby stations are all the different places you can put the baby. These stations are important because as the baby cries or … Continue reading

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Being a mother, a daughter, and a friend

I don’t have much time to read, so when I take the time to read a book, you better believe it is worth it! If you haven’t heard of Kelly Corrigan, you are missing out. I first heard Kelly of … Continue reading

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My love/hate relationship with family portraits

I have a love/hate relationship with family portraits. I love the outcome; everyone perfectly dressed, every hair in place, everyone smiling, and everyone hoping it won’t turn into an awkward family photo. 🙂 I hate the stress of it all; … Continue reading

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Maternity leave the second time around

77 days. This is how long I have been on maternity leave. When I was pregnant in 2007 with Owen, I went through the same thing as this time around with Luke: preparing to go on leave, spending hours at work … Continue reading

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Adventures in cooking – the first dinner I ever made

I think being on maternity leave has made me more domestic, which is why I was inspired to cook my first dinner for my husband. Ever. In 9 years. 9 years? Yep! How is this possible? Well, I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Everything but the kitchen sink

My husband and I went out on a “date night” last night. I am very fortunate to have parents who are young, healthy, live close by, and love their grandkids more than anything in the world. So when I called … Continue reading

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Making time for happiness

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about happiness. What makes us happy, what makes me happy, and why some people seem happier than others. I started following Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project.” I admit, I am not following her plan … Continue reading

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