In Which We Dwell

We moved into our new house last week. After two weeks of scraping vinyl off floors, peeling wall paper, painting, packing and cleaning we are home, though not completely settled. We have years of projects ahead. The house will keep us occupied with projects to […]

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This Next Chapter

Welcome to my new website! As I worked to get this site ready and transfer all of the posts from my blogger site, it gave me a chance to see what I had worked on and shared over the past several years. When looking back, […]

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Making it Small

Now that I have a crawling, curious almost one year old, I feel myself wading more deeply in the muddy midst of parenting than I was in the first months after she was born. Some days it is a swamp of laundry piles, never ending […]

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Here and Now

After months of simply imagining it could happen, we seem to have settled into a daily rhythm. We’re in a tiny sweet spot when things run smoothly, as smoothly as the rattling emotional roller coaster that is life with a three year old and five […]

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They Shape You Instead

I was recently talking to a friend who is expecting her first baby in a few months. She mentioned that she didn’t want everything to be about the baby, which is totally understandable. Pregnancy is unique and special and yet totally mundane, an ordinary occurrence […]

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August

August evening. Amos is making trains and mailboxes with his tegu blocks. He constructs something that he is using to pretend to cut grass on the rug. He asks me for a bucket, a pretend bucket. Here it is, I say, placing a pretend bucket […]

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