This is Nine

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This little light of mine…she’s celebrating nine! My sweet baby O No matter where life takes you & how you grow, you’ll always be my sweet baby O. You’re so truly you it’s incredible. Against the current if need be. Sometimes stubborn, demanding your independence & fearful when you have it. You’re in that scary space […]

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This is Four

This is Four

This is Four Four is charming and wise beyond his years Yet he’s stubborn, and redirection might bring him to tears Four is an actor who loves to make us laugh And with his demands we are sometimes his staff Four is giggly, wiggly, and so much fun He’s always busy, always on the run […]

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This is Six

This is Six

This is six Six is growing in the most beautiful ways Her gentle kind nature inspires for days She’s thoughtful, considerate and always aware She’s subtle, observant and speaks up for what’s fair Six is a friend who is patient and shares About all of your feelings she’s someone who cares Six is an artist […]

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This is Eight

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This is Eight Eight is a wonder in every possible way She explores and creates at least one adventure a day Eight is questioning and an expert at “why” She thrives on finding the origin of everything under the sky Eight is a friend, the best of her kind, a sweeter heart is hard to […]

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This is Three

This is Three

This is Three Three is talkative questioning and wild Three jumps and tackles and clings to my side Three is sometimes demanding and likes things just so But with rational explanation will share and let go Three is some kind of trouble all wrapped up in cute Frequently giggles and squeals just waiting for his […]

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This is Five

This is Five

This is five Bursting with laughter And roaring with tears Feeling safe to run farther But at night come the fears Five is in dress-up most of each day She lives in pretend and imaginary play Five literally bounces of couches and walls And uses her paper cellphone to make important calls Five is a […]

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This is Seven

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This is Seven. Seven is smart, smarter than you think. Seven likes shimmer and everything pink. Seven is silly and makes funny faces, she asks endless questions as her mind always races. Seven is growing, coming into her own. Seven wants to fit in, but sometimes feels alone. She’s starting to learn the secrets of […]

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This morning, I woke up. That’s a good start already. I was a whole year older than yesterday, but I didn’t feel a single sensation different. When I opened the bathroom door upon finishing my birthday shower, my girls were holding flowers and presents and wearing smiles and giggles, screeching “Happy Birthday Mommy” in pure […]

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This is Two

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This is Two Two says he’s eighty or sometimes says he’s four Then he laughs uproariously until he’s rolling on the floor Two is wiggly, silly, and wild but sometimes shy and likes to hide Two says “I’m ok”, every time he falls And likes to chat on the phone no matter who calls Two […]

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This is Four

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This is four. Silly and giggly and often wild. Four is still a sweet baby in the body of a child. Four is bumpy and ouchy and stumbles and falls. She’s naturally high and bounces off walls. Four is tender, gentle, and kind. Four is a thinker and has a beautiful mind. Four is sometimes […]

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I did & I do

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He surprises me. In all kinds of ways. Like when he steps over something that’s been dropped without even seemingly seeing it. He surprises me when he leaves his clothes in a pile where he undresses. I’m pretty astonished when I send him with a list of four things and he forgets three of them. […]

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This is six

This is six

This is six. Inquisitive and curious, witty and smart. Six is loving and nurturing and has a big heart. Six grows more independent every day. Six feels strong and willful and likes things her way. Six is wild and giggly, silly and wiggly. Six can argue and sometimes be offended, Six gets hurt feelings that […]

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Wait…

“WAIT!”…I want to scream. “Do you have your bag and your lunch? Did you use the bathroom? Did you get a drink?” “WAIT!…Do you remember mommy’s number and your address? Don’t tell anyone, but just remember it. It’s ok to say Hi to new friends, but don’t talk to strangers (like that’s not confusing seeing […]

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A Silent Wish for Light

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As for most people, the devastating events of December 14, 2012 have chilled me to the core, seeped deeply into my heart, and rattled my sense of being. I question whether the physical proximity, being a mom to young children, or being a mental health caregiver compound my awareness and inability to refrain from thinking […]

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Finally Fin

Time seems to stand still in our most emotional and momentous life occasions. Certainly birthing our babes qualifies. And as this little one entered the outside world, time certainly stood still. But somehow, once time starts moving, it seems to be incredibly fast and unstoppable. Leaving me desperately clinging to every tiny moment in an […]

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Holiday Hopping

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Maybe it’s the erratic weather shift, or the time change, but somehow, this year more than others, it seems that yesterday was Halloween and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This to me is a clear explanation of my holiday hopping blogging style. Seems as though I’ve blinked and a month has passed. So on this, the eve […]

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A Squeak and a Buzz…

As my younger darling stammered, “There is snow, but there is candy!” And yes, both were present on this somewhat confused frosty Halloween. Despite our town canceling Halloween (who knew they could do that) and the ever-present snow dunes of what was an approximate 2 ft Snowmageddon this past Saturday, we braved the chill and […]

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Happy 1st Blogaversary to Me

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A year ago today I started on this strange poetic journey. Expressing my feelings, finding humor in odd places, and the written word were long time dear friends of mine, for which reason I had no doubt they would be right by my side as I embarked. However, publicising, was something I had previously done […]

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You know that guilt you feel when you haven’t called a friend back? And you know they’re not mad, they completely understand that time has just escaped you, but still, the longer you wait, the more awkward it feels until finally you just reach out. You realize that not that much has happened or changed […]

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