The Carefree Days of Summer

I read blogs about summer all summer long. Many of them are written by mothers who feel joy because they are experiencing the magic and wonder of carefree days. Mothers who are noticing that the normal speed of their life seems to have temporary slowed down. They bask in their newfound ability to stay up […]

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Everybody Looks Bored (The New Hands-Free Law in GA)

We’ve been under a new law here in Atlanta since the first of this month and so far I’ve been pretty impressed. Everyone but a few seem to be behaving. The law (or, set of laws) pertain to driving without the use of one’s cellphone. “Hands-free” is what everyone is calling it, although I don’t know […]

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A Marriage Restored | Part One

I entered my marriage completely in love. I felt blessed to have found such an amazing man. Luckily, he also felt the same way about me! We would always be this happy. We would never be that married couple who eventually just “put up” with each other. Or worse, become so miserable that we’d separate […]

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Day in the Life | Baby Isabella (July 2018)

Isabella is six months old today! Here’s what our day was like yesterday, from her perspective: I woke up quietly, as I always do, but mama comes in to check on me regularly (she really ought to just get a video monitor) and at 9:15 she found me awake. I had been enjoying the beauty […]

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A Marriage in Trouble

Over the years, we had slowly become pretty unhappy with each other even though we had been nothing but happy at the beginning. You know, before things got real. For me, it wasn’t a matter of loving him less after those years, but I had let things change how I looked at him and they had had an effect. But […]

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Inside & Outside of Motherhood

I have five kids. It’d be easy for me to be posting all mommy stuff all the time. But there is a lot more to me than just being a mommy, and it’s important for me to remember that. I need to post things that remind me of who I am, both inside and outside […]

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