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“mom, do you know? we are only here for a short time and so we live and then we die and then it’s someone else’s turn to be alive. mom, that’s how the earth is. i know a lot about how the world works.”

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these seeds i sow

there is no commitment that i’ve made and no role that i occupy that  is more important to me than the pact i made to my kids when i signed on as their mother. my two little people, undoubtedly, own the biggest parts of me- as they should. they’ve been missing me though. working shift work and kicking […]

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bird brain

i’m in a rut. as it turns out, momland + work + academics is a lot and i feel tired all the time, am sick often, and am far from  invigorated. busy is a buzz kill and having lost some of my shimmer and shine i don’t feel whole nor do i find my own company particularly inspiring. despite […]

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start as you mean to go

dude, i just served my kids fresh cookies, still oven warm. why? because that’s the kind of year it’s going to be. i will be cute mom, effective immediately. here’s how: 1. i will bake more. i may even don a cute apron while doing said baking. 1.b) i will find a cute boutique that sells original and […]

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the real deal

i know that you’ve done this before and you feel informed and competent. good. you might also anticipate that it will be different this time around. great. you aren’t prepared for just how different it’s gonna be though. sorry, but how could you be? like every other aspect of parenting, you just can’t know until you know. simply put, […]

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a windy day

mom, do you know? if you love palmira and you quiet your voice, you might just hear her say “hello”. -e 06/11/14. Like this:Like Loading…

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winning (?)

i just ran the longest i’ve run, consecutively, since my car accident 10 years ago. the rain was beating down, my kids were in tow, and i felt alive and present in my old body and new life.  it was amazing. i then proceeded to cough until i both vomited and peed my pants. in full. a proud moment, for sure. Like this:Like Loading…

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she’s come undone

friends, i am suffering. my baby has been a struggling for months with some intense separation / sleep anxiety issues and, needless to say,  mega disrupted overnight sleep does not help me cope with the high need land i live in, plus work and (attempt at) masters combo. things be intense up in here. oh, did i mention i’ve had an on again […]

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