Encouragement · Our Kids

When Passion Goes Both Ways

I set up the camera on the tripod and we had fun taking some photos together. I did it for them. To give them some memories of us together when they are older. To remember that mom was there too. It was later that day, when I finally uploaded them onto my computer and saw them in front of… Continue reading When Passion Goes Both Ways

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Let’s Talk About Poop

“Pierce, do you want to come see my poopoo?” “Yes!” he happily responds to his sister as they both dash off to the bathroom. After an examination of the stuff and an exclamation of its size, one of them flushes it down into the mysterious drain. “Bye-bye poopoo!” They sing over and over again, hands… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Poop

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Crumpled Flower Petals

We were at the park yesterday until after the sun had set. The temperature quickly dropped much cooler than our shorts and t-shirts could keep up with. Just as I was about to give the “five more minutes” announcement, my daughter belly flopped off the swing, leaving a large bloody knee and a cry like… Continue reading Crumpled Flower Petals

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Pizza Sauce Living

First time at the pizza parlor and my kids were completely in love with the parmesan cheese shaker at the table. After covering nearly ever square inch of their pizzas ten feet tall, Boston explained, “Mom, I’m not going to eat the cheese in this shaker. I’m just going to lick it all off the thingy… Continue reading Pizza Sauce Living

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We Have Money

The grocery store is a literal quarter mile from our place. We stopped there on our way back home last night to grab a few things. After we checked out, the boys headed back in the car while Boston and I decided to walk. I noticed the way the street lights illuminated her precious frame,… Continue reading We Have Money

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Dance the Night Away

We heard a noise in Pierce’s room Tuesday night. My husband went in to check on him and in a moment called back to me, “He’s having a seizure.” This was his third one and we were prepared this time. Outwardly, we remained very calm. Inwardly though, I was still a bit panicked. I continued… Continue reading Dance the Night Away

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Chubby Hands

Chubby hands. I hadn’t noticed lately, but there they were, still so chubby, still so little. I had my kids 18 months apart. The first year with two was a blur I cannot begin to explain. The second only slightly slower. And now here my son was, about to turn two. I had tried as… Continue reading Chubby Hands