I'm expecting our second child in just a few weeks (ACK!!) and have been getting so uncomfortable. Which is normal. But in comparing notes from my first full pregnancy, I'm convinced: subsequent pregnancies are really, really hard. It seems...
A few weeks ago we announced to our family and friends that we're expecting our fourth baby. Come September, we'll have four kids under three! It will be crazy, but goodness I also know it's gonna be so fun to have them close in...
I’m forty-four years old and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  There.  I said it.  Last October, I left behind a 20-year career at a large corporation to explore new opportunities.  I’d...
I have a confession to make. It is deep and ugly and I don't like admitting it. But as the secret's one year anniversary draws near, I keep thinking about it. About how I wish it wasn't true, how...

On Transitioning to Two

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In about 9 weeks, we'll be welcoming a second little baby into our family! This pregnancy has been so very different than my first, and not in very good ways. I've been sick nearly the entire time, am much...
I vividly remember the first time one of my friends had a miscarriage.  We were sitting across from each other having lunch and she just said it, "So, we had a miscarriage."  I also remember not having a clue...

Blended Family Basics

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I’ve been part of a blended family for almost nine years.  What’s a blended family, you ask?  Remember that old TV series, The Brady Bunch?  It’s like that.  Divorced parents (usually both with kids) coming together to form a...

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...