Jars of Clay

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Sometimes I joke that I should have been born at a different time. I find the 1912 gowns of Downton Abbey, beyond beautiful, but I also love the rush of the roaring 20’s flappers and all that jazz. On the same note, I am not a fan of being cold or chamber pots—so the jury is still out on whether … Read More

The Brightside

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Exhaustion is weird and it hits you in waves. I haven’t been sleeping much. My tiny guy is an all-night-sipper. He doesn’t like the bottle and he really just wants to snuggle. I know this is a season, and someday when I’m old and wrinkly I will look back and crave these sleepless nights, but right now I just feel … Read More

Love Story

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Have you ever noticed how we encapsulate our day by how much we have accomplished? I think this especially rings true for women! We tend to press our backs tight against the measuring stick of duty and that’s great for our to-do list, but not always so great for our soul. I know that a certain number of things throughout … Read More

Wake Up

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Long drives make me stir crazy. I’ve always been quick to get horrendously car sick, so unless I’m driving, that limits my entertainment options to music or conversation. On my latest lengthy car ride, I was sharing with my hubby how Facebook tends to cloud my head, but my instagram is like a breath of fresh air. I follow a … Read More

Life & Death

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The NICU preemie picnic comes once a year and it’s basically a showcase of miracles. As, I walked through the Evergreen Hospital courtyard my heart started beating faster. There was so much joy packed in one little grotto. Kids were running left and right chasing bubbles, bragging about their glittery temporary tattoos, and stacking blocks higher than their own heads. … Read More

My Bookshelf

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Sometimes my bookshelf is a lonely place for me. I glance over at it and the books on the shelf seem to glare back at me as a strong reminder of things I once loved. If you saw it, you’d find: travel guides, poetry anthologies, art reviews, classic novels, and a collection of random commentaries. The truth is, these books … Read More

A Work in Progress


I have moments when I genuinely miss working. There was a time when heels, pearls, and a general sense of cleanliness was an everyday part of my life. Now if I sport anything a grade up from yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt, Alana is convinced I am leaving and proceeds to weep. I think the part I miss the … Read More

Real Life


Alana and I just got back from a play-date with one of her little buddies and can I just say there was anything but ‘playing’ going on. Maybe as caregivers to tiny-needy-humans we should all just band together and call play-dates, what they really are: Insanity 101. And if we are being REALLY honest, then we should all just admit … Read More