All Mama Wants is a Silent Night, Part Two

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Miles, in a surprising turn of events, slept well last night. Because the sleep gods are merciless, mercurial beings, however, he was the only person in this house who did. Sleep well, that is. Sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight, both girls’ digestive systems went into full revolt and determined to empty themselves by any … Continue reading "All Mama Wants is a Silent Night, Part Two"

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PHFR – On Writing a Novel (Or Not, As the Case May Be)

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} I know, I know. It seems all I ever do is post photos of the sky, especially this time of year. But we get such lovely sunsets and sunrises around here. I’m grateful for their fleeting beauty, … Continue reading "PHFR – On Writing a Novel (Or Not, As the Case May Be)"

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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – On Dents and Self-Compassion

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} At Jonathan’s urging, I stepped outside into the blue twilight. The door closed behind me, sealing in Abby’s excited babble and Katie’s continuous monologue and the steady noise that comes with raising children, closing me off from … Continue reading "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – On Dents and Self-Compassion"

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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – So Much Happy

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} The rest of the country might be experiencing record lows and dangerous winter conditions, but we have the opposite problem: we’ve had some unseasonably warm and beautiful days, and far too little precipitation. On Tuesday, the girls … Continue reading "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – So Much Happy"

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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Plus Some Honest Words About Comparison)

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ Happy New Year, friends! I hope the dawn of 2018 finds you well. I intended to have this post published last Thursday, but the {real} section – in which I confess my tendency to compare myself to others … Continue reading "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Plus Some Honest Words About Comparison)"

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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – Mom, Interrupted

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} I apologize if you’ve grown weary of the view from this spot on our property, but I can’t help myself. Each time the morning mist blankets our hill, I run for my camera, no matter how many … Continue reading "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – Mom, Interrupted"

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