Archive of ‘lessons’ category

Heart attacks

I’m not a statistican, a doctor nor professional research person. But I have a theory that would make me seem as such: This child will be the death of me. Full disclosure, I’m basing my theory on two simple facts: More women die from heart attacks every year than men. (From the CDC) On an […] Read more…

News.

It’s OK if I can’t watch the news sometimes … right? My son and I take two to three walks a day. Most of those go by our neighborhood pond, where geese live and parade their babies around every spring for us to ooh and aah over. This morning, Monster and I watched two families […] Read more…

Blessings

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Bless the Bumbo, exer-saucer and Baby Einstein, without which I wouldn’t be able to get ready for work in the morning.Bless the sound machine, which helps lull Monster to sleep each night.Bless my husband for letting me be crazy and do things like take placenta pills and run for hours at a time.Bless Mona for […] Read more…

Getting some perspective

I remember my sister-in-law, Courtney, telling me that becoming a parent is almost like joining a secret club. At the time, I wasn’t a mom and couldn’t fully appreciate her words. Now, I get it. I understand why parents roll their eyes when they hear that someone’s dog “is like their child.” I used to […] Read more…

Never forgetting

I always think it’s funny when a day of the year is dedicated to something – like National Talk Like A Pirate Day (that’s a real thing, by the way). I tend to roll my eyes at even the more serious ones – breast cancer awareness, LGBT rights, etc. It’s not because I don’t support […] Read more…

Being thankful for another week

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There he is at 23 weeks. We knew I would “pop” out again this weekend because I was having a lot of cramping. I called my mom and sister immediately to ask why I would be feeling pain similar to menstrual cramps. “Oh boy,” Mom said. “You are about to get bigger.” And I sure […] Read more…

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