A Balancing Act

Motherhood is truly a balancing act. Balancing who you are. Balancing how you parent. Making choices to produce balanced children. Life is a balancing act. I started this post weeks ago, but then my friend Megan who writes at Tending the Sheep wrote this post about extremes and balance – “Life to the Extreme.” It inspired […]

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"You are special…" plates

When I was growing up our family used the famous, red “You are special today…” plate for special occasions and any time we did my beloved Uncle Terry who is very wise and witty would argue… “But you are special every day…”   It got me thinking and those thoughts led to these plates! With […]

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Having Babies: labor and delivery tips

Labor and delivery is so different for everyone. And mine were so similar to each other…. But here are a few tips. 1. Prepare for it all. 2. Be ready for the unexpected. 3. Write a birth plan, if that will help you. Be ready for your doctor to chuckle at you though – mine […]

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Having Babies: preparing your home

  Preparing your home is not only important but really helps that “nesting urge” that is built into you for a reason. I found that with my first baby, and so far it is true with my second, that home projects fall to the very bottom of the “to do” list very quickly so getting any […]

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