• the real deal

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start as you mean to go

imagesdude, 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 unique plus sized aprons.

2. i will show up to pick up my kids from school in cute workout clothes, while looking cute, after having actually worked out. (common, everyone is slightly love-hate frenemy with that mom and that mom i would like to be).

3. i will start identifying as a blogger and use the term “blogiversary”.

4. i will stop being so bitchy.

5. i will start writing honest and realistic lists.

happy new year comrades, may all your resolutions come true. xo, hh.


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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.

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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.

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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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kid fears

just so that i know that you know that i know, i offer you a list of my most prevalent neurosis. insight is (almost) everything, after all. also, it may make you feel really well adjusted and normal. it’s a public service, really. in no particular order: 5. in the summer, when people open their windows wide to let the […]

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kitchen fail

note to self: if you are a mother who is also working + studying + coaching + strata council member-ing + running group enthusiast-ing + book club devotee-ing  and you run out of dishwasher soap, DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, think it will save time if you skip going to the grocery store and just use dish soap. it definitely […]

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little wing

the summer my eldest son was three, he learnt to ride a two wheeler. every morning we were outside before any one else, because he wanted to ride. it all happened so fast… we had bought him a push bike for his second christmas but he didn’t take to it for months and was tentative and cautious when he […]

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back in the saddle

 if there is one thing about motherhood, it really teaches you to modify your expectations.  there are simply too many variables to raise young children according to any plan, or schedule, and you learn pretty quickly that you cannot guarantee outcomes such as a predictable life routine, no matter what order you try to maintain. i suppose you could try, but i’ve witnessed those that […]

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better late than never

  “mom, he’s so funny.  i didn’t like him at first but now i do. let’s keep him.”- the big kid.   

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