Copeland is Born

Lunchtime had arrived and I decided it was time to get out of bed and be a good parent. Truly I had been rolling in and out of bed all morning waffling between addressing needs of kids and justifying my “need to lay down.” When 1:00 hit I pulled myself together and yanked my sheets […]

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Naming Another: fourth baby surprise

Each of our boys have received their names in line with a tradition. Cashel Rock arrived first, almost five years ago. Camper Phog who’s name may be the most unusual was named oh so close to his due date. With Corban Hawk we had his name selected a few months ahead but I honestly thought […]

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Motherhood changes everything.

 Motherhood in all it’s glory, hardship, personal challenge, growth, and just plain confusion. I have been transformed by motherhood, it is the single most transformative journey I have been on. Parts of it have been for the better, so much better. But Motherhood has also brought out the ugliest, most challenging parts of me. That’s sad, […]

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Occupied

Keeping my boys occupied is seriously a challenging part of my everyday existence. I know those out there spending any number of hours with kids in a day, let alone being their primary caregiver for 10-12 of the hours in a day, will agree. But let me tell you that when they are occupied, I […]

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The Magic of Motherhood: book review

  This book, The Magic of Motherhood, by Ashlee Gadd is so perfectly titled. Magic is so elusive and uncertain, just like Motherhood. It is enthralling, can be exhausting (especially when trying to figure it out), and wholly engaging – mind, body, and spirit. The essays in this book address each of these key components […]

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Spring time preschool snack

I have one very creative and curious four and a half year-old.  I find myself looking for activities to fill the late afternoon hours while his brothers sleep and he just wants to chat, create, or “do something Momma.”  Recently Cashel has really grown in the area of focus and  in his pure love of […]

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Baby Must Haves: Round Four

As I’m entering the second trimester of pregnancy, this is the time for me to get things done since I’m not sick or huge. I’ve started thinking about how I will prepare for baby number four.  We’ve moved the big boys back into one room, which hasn’t been the case for a couple of months, […]

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