Be still.  It's a great tattoo, I've seen a lot of people get this on their wrist as a reminder. It turns out, I like to talk about tattoos. But really - it's a great reminder that we need to...
Ancient cliché wisdom has always known: “It takes a village to raise a child.” But we’re fast learning that this truth doesn’t just begin at birth. It seems as true during pregnancy as it is after baby’s here. Backed...
As parents, our child's education is something we place value on. We want them to receive a well-rounded educational experience that leaves them with a lifelong love of learning and exploring. We know that their educational experience goes beyond...
Fall 2019 Enrollment has just opened for high-quality childcare and education at Lake Area Discovery Center's 14 metro locations.  Visit http://ladcfamilies.org/ to learn more, schedule a tour or enroll! Did you know that the way you talk with your child about mistakes...
There are words I never thought I’d have to say in my lifetime. Words that still tend to choke me as they come out of my mouth. Words that created tension in my life and marriage that I wasn’t...
We recently made it Facebook official and announced that we are expecting our fourth baby boy in 2019. We are super excited and have been overwhelmed with all the support and love from our family and friends. I have to...
Motherhood springs on us in different ways. For some, it’s a logical, analytical decision, thought out months or years in advance, perfectly timed and executed. For others, it’s a yearning that becomes a gaping wound when, month after month,...
I was walking out the door from an event tonight with my friend when, out of nowhere, we began talking about our dreams of our late fathers. My dad passed away 11 years ago on October 6, 2007, at the...
“I can’t do this!” I sobbed quietly into the unresponsive night. Both our faces were wet with tears, me and this three-week-old baby, Harvey. Birth and postpartum completely caught me unaware, despite my diligent research. After my nearly two...

Out of Reach

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I recently attended a meeting where I was introduced as the owner of a local wine bar & bistro, a mom of three young girls and a freelance writer. Then came the words that every mama simultaneously loathes and...
It used to be just you and me, kid. I remember it like it was yesterday, but you say you don't remember it at all.  It started with walks along the National Mall, the monuments our backdrop for our afternoon strolls...
Having a baby did not come easy for me and my husband. We spent years in and out of procedures that all had the small promise of parenthood one day.  Fail after fail, we finally turned to one of...
My baby will sleep through anything...except the sound of my head hitting my pillow. I am a lover of sleep. A seeker of all things comfy and cozy. I work hard for my rest at the end of a long...
Her name was Hattie. The first baby I lost: her name was Hattie. She changed me from who I was into who I am, top to bottom and inside out. She's a constant on my brain, I think about her...

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Summer: Now & Then

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Fighting for the window seat on a train to catch a glimpse of the engine as the train turned... Decades later, this memory is...

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